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1996 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Jimmy Johnson
Home field
Results
Record 8-8
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1995 1997

The 1996 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 31st as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 9-7, winning only eight games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

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Offseason

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NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1
5 154 Zach Thomas Linebacker Texas Tech

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 1, 1996 New England Patriots W 24-10
2 September 8, 1996 at Arizona Cardinals W 38-10
3 September 15, 1996 at New York Jets W 36-27
4 September 23, 1996 at Indianapolis Colts L 10-6
5 Bye
6 October 6, 1996 Seattle Seahawks L 22-15
7 October 13, 1996 at Buffalo Bills W 21-7
8 October 20, 1996 at Philadelphia Eagles L 35-28
9 October 27, 1996 Dallas Cowboys L 29-10
10 November 3, 1996 at New England Patriots L 42-23
11 November 10, 1996 Indianapolis Colts W 37-13
12 November 17, 1996 at Houston Oilers W 23-20
13 November 25, 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24-17
14 December 1, 1996 at Oakland Raiders L 17-7
15 December 8, 1996 New York Giants L 17-7
16 December 16, 1996 Buffalo Bills W 16-14
17 December 22, 1996 at New York Jets W 31-28

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Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 418 313 W-1
Buffalo Bills 10 6 0 .625 319 266 W-1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 317 334 L-1
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 339 325 W-2
New York Jets 1 15 0 .063 279 454 L-7

References

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Houston Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
1996 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXI

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