It's the big rehearsal game tonight -- except not for running back Daniel Thomas.
Thomas is among the players sitting out the Dolphins third preseason game, this one against the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium. His satus on the club is obviously in jeapordy but that concern probably comes as much from players outside the roster than on.
The fact that Mike Gillislee is also missing tonight's game and missed last week has not allowed him to bust through the opening Thomas not playing has created. But other teams will be cutting players so watch the waiver wire because the Dolphins will be.
Other players not dressing tonight, according to the team are Koa Misi, who is not playing for unknown reasons. Jason Trusnik will start at middle linebacker instead.
[Update: Misi injury is a shoulder.]
K Caleb Sturgis, KR Marcus Thigpen, DB Walt Aikens, C Mike Pouncey, DT Terrence Fede, TE Arthur Lynch, and DT A.J. Francis also are not dressing.
Interestingly, Lynch has missed every game this preseason so far as well and still has not been cleared to practice full. He has an unreported injury.
Shelley Smith will start at right guard. Daryn Colledge will start at left guard.
This game will mark the return of the live blog. It happens below.