NFL: Miami 24, Jacksonville 10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Sam Madison had a key fumble recovery and two interceptions Sunday afternoon to help Miami beat Jacksonville, 24-10.
The Dolphins' defense rattled rookie Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich as Miami rolled to its fourth straight win.
Even without injured linebacker Junior Seau, Miami, which has allowed no more than one touchdown in any contest, was just short of awesome.
Madison, who also had an interception last week in the win over the New York Giants, recovered a fumble by running back Fred Taylor at the Jacksonville 41 in the first quarter, setting up a 14-yard touchdown run by Ricky Williams less than three minutes later.
His first interception came with Miami holding a 10-3 advantage in the second period, snuffing a drive by Jacksonville, and with the Jaguars trailing, 17-10, and facing a 4th-and-15 from their 15 with less than two minutes to go, Leftwich tried to throw to Jimmy Smith, but Madison, watching him all the way, closed on the pass and went untouched 29 yards for the clinching score.
NFL: Dallas 23, Philadelphia 21
IRVING, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Billy Cundiff kicked a game-winning field goal with 71 seconds left Sunday afternoon as Dallas beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 23-21.
It was the Cowboys' fourth straight victory.
Randal Williams set the tone by returning an onsides kick for a touchdown on the game's first play, one which was called by Eagles coach Andy Reid.
Dallas improved to 4-1 for the first time since 1995.
Philadelphia took its only lead of the game when Correll Buckhalter scored on a 20-yard run with 4:14 remaining, but Dallas rookie Zuriel Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 54 yards to the Eagles' 40-yard line, giving Dallas excellent field position.
With the Eagles blitzing, quarterback Quincy Carter found Joey Galloway for a 19-yard gain up the middle on 3rd-and-7 on the winning drive.
Cundiff's 28-yarder gave Dallas the lead for good, and Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb, trying to bring his team back, lost a fumble with 48 seconds left.
NFL: Tampa Bay 35, Washington 13
LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rebounded from the worst collapse in NFL history Sunday afternoon, blasting the Washington Redskins, 35-13.
Ex-Redskin Brad Johnson threw four touchdown passes for the Buccaneers, whose vaunted defense gave up 28 points in the fourth quarter, 21 over the final 3:37, in Monday night's 38-35 overtime loss to Indianapolis.
Tampa Bay scored 28 unanswered points in the final 23 1/2 minutes. The defending Super Bowl champions moved back over .500 at 3-2, improving to 3-0 on the road.
Johnson completed 22-of-30 passes for 268 yards. With injuries sidelining a number of his weapons, he threw a pair of scoring passes to backup tight end Todd Yoder and another to third-stringer Will Heller.
Also, the defense held the NFL's fifth-rated offense to 275 yards. End Simeon Rice tied a team record with four sacks, and tackle Warren Sapp added his first two of the season.
Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker dies
SAN MARINO, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker died in his sleep Sunday at his San Marino, Calif., home. He was 72.
Shoemaker had been paralyzed from the neck down since a car accident in 1991.
The 4-foot-11 Hall of Famer had the second-highest number of victories in thoroughbred racing history with 8,883 trips to the winner's circle spanning 41 years. He rode in a record 40,350 races.
"The Shoe," as he was called, became the oldest jockey to win a Kentucky Derby in 1986 at age of 54. During that race, he guided the horse Ferdinand along a small opening on the rail in a ride considered one of the greatest ever, Voice of America said.
His last race was Feb. 3, 1990, where a crowd of 64,573 at the Santa Anita Racetrack saw him ride Patchy Groundfrog to a fourth place finish.
He is survived by his former wife and a daughter, Amanda.