Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys: A Final Preview
By Cyle Gill
The Arizona Cardinals face the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
This week the 6-1 Arizona Cardinals travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the 6-2 Dallas Cowboys. So far this season the Cowboys are 3-2 at home and run either hot or cold. They’ve pulled out a few good last minute wins. Beating the Houston Texans by three points and the Seattle Seahawks by seven. While they lost last weeks game to the Washington Redskins.
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The Cowboys have some notable injuries on offense. Quarterback Tony Romo and right tackle Doug Free are out. Dallas’ offensive line does a good job, but missing Free will mess with this unit.
The left side of this line is their strong point. Starting left guard Ronald Leary is out for Dallas, listed as inactive. Since Leary can’t go, Mackeney Bernadeau will get the start. With two back up possibly starting today, this could bold well for the Cardinals defense. Who’s been getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, but not sacks.
With the possible problems on the line. Running back DeMarco Murray could very well struggle against the Cardinals run stopping defense. The Cardinals blitz often and if they can’t pick it up. Brandon Weeden will struggle getting the ball to Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar.
The four receivers have accounted for 16 touchdowns so far this season. So I believe that even if the Cardinals get consistent pressure. Expect the Cowboys to move the ball. Getting a touchdown or two.
When it comes to the Cowboys defense. They’ve been getting the job done in most games. So far this season, they’ve racked up nine sacks, nine fumbles, eight interceptions and a touchdown.
Even though they are getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. They may be without defensive ends Jake Crawford, Anthony Spencer, outside linebacker Bruce Carter and middle linebacker Rolando McClain. All are listed as probable. Even if all play, they are facing an offensive line that’s holding up well.
The Cardinals have everything going for them to score points on the Cowboys. They also have what it takes to stop them for scoring points. I believe the Cardinals offense should do a good job against the Cowboys defense. While the Cowboys are face the leagues fourth ranked defense in points allowed. I think it’s safe to say, Cardinals win.