Monday Night Match Up: Cowboys at Cardinals

They have added youth as well, landing Haason Reddick and Budda Baker in this year's draft. As for the Cowboys, they looked pretty abysmal against the Broncos-especially Elliott-but simply have too much talent on their team to falter for too long. Sharpe explained in great detail how Dez struggles to get separation from these elite defensive backs, how Dez lacks speed, and how Dez is washed up. The catalyst for this offense was shut down last week in Denver. They played Dallas perfectly: Shut down the run game and force Prescott to make plays.

Nothing has changed for the Cowboys. I think Dallas gets back to grinding out tough yards in the run game and wins a relatively low-scoring contest.

Outlook: Dallas loafed its way through last week's loss against Denver, like Ezekiel Elliott chasing down an interception. And with a banged up secondary, J.J. Nelson could have another big game like last week against the Colts.

The Arizona Cardinals would love to make it two straight wins. The Cowboys will have to reduce mistakes if they plan to keep their defense off the field this season. Dallas, meanwhile, rarely if ever uses this sort of scheme.

Three teams are tied for the most scheduled appearances on "Sunday Night Football" in 2017.

That game saw Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer limited to just 19 completions out of 36, against a Colts side that had been expected to roll over quite tamely.

And the third key is: they better protect Dak Prescott a lot better than they did this last week. They lost two more corners to injury against Denver. How Dak handles that pressure will likely correlate to the final result.

I truly believe tomorrow's game will be a very important one for the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas has way more weapons than Arizona and with running back David Johnson injured. The Cowboys will play both the Giants and Washington Redskins. He has 112 yards on 33 carries this season.

Now, "I would say we are fresh", safety Tyrann Mathieu said, a team invigorated both by the chance to stay home for a game and after getting a win.

Over on the Cardinals' side, they're now 1-1 following a 35-23 loss to the Lions in the opener and a 16-13 victory over the Colts. The days of Palmer picking apart defenses in the passing game are few and far between. Both teams are averaging 18 points per game, but Dallas' scoring has come against two of the NFL's best defenses, while Arizona's has come against Detroit and Indy; teams not exactly known for their defensive tenacity.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans posted the notice Friday, clearing the way for last year's National Football League rushing leader to play Monday night at Arizona and at home October 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.

  • Leroy Wright