3 Cardinals on the rise following preseason win over Cowboys

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Colt McCoy – QB

When Kyler Murray went down with an injury in the last game of the 2020 season and Chris Streveler jogged onto the field, most of us knew the Cardinals were done. And following Streveler’s meager performance, he proved that he was not ready to be a starting NFL quarterback.

Enter Colt McCoy, the 35-year-old journeyman who has made a living as a key backup quarterback. McCoy came out and showed that if Murray struggles with injuries in 2021, Arizona doesn’t need to add a seventh season to their current playoff drought just yet.

McCoy completed 6-of-7 pass attempts for 69 yards against Dallas, averaging 9.9 yards per throw. He also garnered a 107.7 quarterback rating.

In comparison, Streveler finished 12-for-24 for 107 yards and 4.5 yards per pass attempt. However, Streveler also proved that he can play a Taysom Hill-type of role if needed, running for 55 yards on 10 carries, with a long of 23 yards.

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But for Cardinals fans, it was good to see solid play from the incoming QB2. No, McCoy won’t give Arizona the best chance to win. But he will at least keep them competitive.