Home Crowd Factor
The Cardinals have traditionally played better at home, something a lot of NFL teams can brag about. They have not had a home get yet, so they will be fired up early on.
The crowd will be loud no doubt. Yes, there will be some Cowboys fans there. It is inevitable. However the home crowd these days outnumbers the opponents fans no matter who is coming into the nest.
Cardinals fans are waiting to let loose and be a factor in this one. As much as we talk about the team getting fired up, the fans will be too.
It is the home opener on national television. There should be no other reason to get up for this one other than in order for the Cardinals to be successful this season, they will need to protect the nest.
The Cowboys haven’t won in Arizona since their first season at University of Phoenix Stadium in 2006. Why let that streak end now?