3 favorable matchups for the Cardinals in Week 17 vs. Cowboys

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The Arizona Cardinals are facing one of their toughest opponents yet in the Dallas Cowboys. But they have a few favorable matchups to exploit.

The Cardinals are riding a three-game losing streak and have blown their vice grip in the NFC West to the Los Angeles Rams. The good news? They will still make the playoffs. And even better news: besides a 30-12 meltdown to the 2-12-1 Detroit Lions, the Cardinals own one of the best road records in football.

They also went into Dallas in 2020 and ran the Cowboys off the field in a 38-10 beating. So recent history is on their side against one of the NFL’s best teams.

And while Dallas boasts an 11-4 in 2021, the Cardinals still beat some of the league’s best teams by double-digits. On the road, might I add, by taking advantage of several key matchups.

Here are three favorable matchups for the Cardinals as they look to win a second consecutive game in as many seasons against their former division rival.