Dolphins' Cobbs out for season

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins have lost an important contributor to their wildcat package.

Reserve running back Patrick Cobbs will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, coach Tony Sparano said Tuesday. Cobbs was hurt on a carry in the fourth quarter of Monday night's victory over the New York Jets.

"A tremendous, tremendous warrior," Sparano said. "But that's how this game goes."

Cobbs was a mainstay in the wildcat, which uses three running backs. He had a 53-yard touchdown catch and a 44-yard run from the formation last year.

Cobbs led the Dolphins this season with 16 kickoff returns for a 22.6-yard average. His injury will mean more playing time for rookie Lex Hilliard.