Thursday night featured two NFL preseason games to kick off the Week 3 schedule. One of those game gave Philadelphia Eagles fans a good look at what they may see all season long. Quarterback Carson Wentz is looking ready to excel in his second season with the team based on his performance in the team's 38-31 win over the Miami Dolphins. Here's the latest Dolphins vs. Eagles game recap with top performers, stats, and what's next for the two teams.

NFL game recap

In just the first quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles saw Wentz find his two newest targets for the season.

Torrey Smith made a catch for a 50-yard touchdown pass early in the quarter. Later in the quarter, Wentz would find Alshon Jeffrey for a 20-yard grab and then a 15-yard score. While Wentz looked good in those finds, it was noted that the Eagles' offensive line was certainly not preventing contact with their quarterback.

Also scoring in tonight's game were running back Corey Clement and receiver Marcus Johnson. Clement finished with 42 yards and a TD on nine carries while Johnson had just two short catches for three yards and the a. The short pass to Johnson came from backup quarterback Matt McGloin.

The Miami Dolphins were able to keep pace with the Eagles, tying the game at 31-31 in the third quarter.

However, McGloin's one-yard pass to Marcus Johnson in the fourth broke apart that tie with the Eagles holding on for the win.

New Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was for 5-of-8 completed passes, which gave him 105 yards and a touchdown pass. Backup Brandon Doughty threw 2-for-7 for 74 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Miami's running back Jay Ajayi finished with 53 yards and two touchdowns on his nine carries.

What's next for the teams?

The Miami Dolphins will wrap up their NFL preseason with a Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings. That game takes place next Thursday in Minnesota at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Philadelphia Eagles, now 2-1 in the NFL preseason will take on the New York Jets.

That game will be presented at 7 p.m. Eastern Time next Thursday on the NFL Network.

The two teams will begin their regular season journeys shortly after the fourth week of the preseason. The Dolphins will get their first game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, September 10th. The Eagles start their campaign on the same day with a game at the Washington Redskins, also at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Fox affiliate stations will televise the two teams' games in specific regions of the country.