Matt Moore fired up Dolphins sideline when he came in for Jay Cutler

Matt Moore was up to his usual comeback adventures Sunday. (AP)

DAVIE—It takes a lot to raise Damien Williams’ enthusiasm level, but when he saw Matt Moore screaming down the sideline Sunday it turned him up to 11.

The Dolphins were anything but deflated when Jay Cutler went down and the team turned to Moore, the popular longtime backup. He led Miami to a 31-28 comeback win over the Jets and will start again Thursday at Baltimore.

When coach Adam Gase called for Moore to go in the game, there was no easing his way into it.

“Once his number got called, he showed us he was ready to go,” Williams said. “He didn’t get caught off-guard by Cutler going down.

“He got up and ran down the sideline like let’s (expletive) go. And we all looked at him like, ‘OK. Let’s (expletive) go.’”

Moore completed 13 of 21 passes for 188 yards and overcame an early interception with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Kenny Stills to tie the game. Cody Parkey won it on a 39-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining.

Because Williams and Moore are both second-string at their position, they’ve practiced together a lot over the last four years. Williams knew exactly what to expect.

“He knows us and he knows what he has to say to get people going,” Williams said. “When he got in there you saw there was a constant (pace) because he flows with it. That’s what he does at practice as well.

“He’s very poised. When he gets in there, you know he’s giving it all you’ve got.”

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