Wk 17-Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas Cowboys Pre Game Thread. 12/27/21-01/01/22

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From AZ Central:

“Murray threw 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions in the 7-0 start. He’s got two touchdowns and three interceptions in the current 0-3 skid.

It’s not just him.

Over the past three weeks, the offense has committed eight false starts, according to the NFL. Meanwhile, pass catchers have dropped six balls, according to pro-football-reference.com.”

Man, the entire offense has just cratered the last three weeks.
 

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From AZ Central:

“Murray threw 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions in the 7-0 start. He’s got two touchdowns and three interceptions in the current 0-3 skid.

It’s not just him.

Over the past three weeks, the offense has committed eight false starts, according to the NFL. Meanwhile, pass catchers have dropped six balls, according to pro-football-reference.com.”

Man, the entire offense has just cratered the last three weeks.

All stems from Kyler IMO. Kyler not playing to the same level puts pressure on everyone else. Instead of playing with a lead and without pressure every snap feels crucial.

Yes, the whole offense bares blame for being fragile but if Kyler fixes his issues I think the rest will follow.
 

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Majority here thought we'd get destroyed by the Rams in week 4.

All but punted on the Browns game as well.

So let em be negative. Means we're going to win.

This is a perfect setup for a Cowboys letdown game as well.
I completely understand where you are coming from as far as the cardinals being underdogs, but there are many, including myself, who are saying the cowboys are overrated so are you really that big of a dog when the Vegas line is actually close? From the cowboys perspective I don’t see the excuse of overlooking their opponent or some type of letdown. Maybe from clinching their division there could be some type of hangover, but this is the best team dallas has faced since KC, record wise. and I do think AZ are a good team regardless of what the record says. the worst team in the NFL can beat the best team on any day, especially this year with all of the covid BS. there is a lot riding on this game for both teams. If Dallas loses this game it could really hurt them heading into the playoffs.
 
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James Conner, Budda Baker questionable for Cardinals-Cowboys

Losers of their last three games, the Cardinals likely will need a victory over the Cowboys to stay in contention for the NFC West title.

They may have two of their key offensive weapons back against Dallas to help in that endeavor.

Running back James Conner (heel) and receiver Rondale Moore (ankle) are both questionable for Sunday’s game.

Conner was back on the practice field in a limited capacity on Friday after missing the first two practices of the week. Moore was limited on Thursday and Friday.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury called both game-day decisions in his Friday press conference.

Conner has 1,034 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns this season. Moore has 54 receptions for 435 yards with a touchdown.

Safety Budda Baker (ribs) is also questionable after he was limited on Thursday and Friday.

Tight end Demetrius Harris (shoulder), defensive end Zach Allen (ankle), and offensive lineman Sean Harlow (illness) round out Arizona’s questionable players.

Cornerback Marco Wilson (shoulder) and defensive end Jordan Phillips (knee) are out.
 

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Same. I think the team knows it’s in the playoffs and will err on the side of caution with all injuries to try and get everyone to 100 before the first playoff game.
I think that would be a giant mistake, if they can possibly go. Look at what the injury codding of KM did to his season.
 

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I think that would be a giant mistake, if they can possibly go. Look at what the injury codding of KM did to his season.
Sorry but I don't see that in Kyler's case. Lamar Jackson has a similar injury and is going to miss his third game on Sunday. And there is no way they wouldn't send him out if he could somehow play, especially when you look at the standings in the AFC.
 

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Sorry but I don't see that in Kyler's case. Lamar Jackson has a similar injury and is going to miss his third game on Sunday. And there is no way they wouldn't send him out if he could somehow play, especially when you look at the standings in the AFC.
I agree. I would rather the players be healthy for the playoffs (as long as you get in). If you are battling for a playoff spot then I could see risking it. AZ played so well in the first part of the season in now they have the luxury to make sure guys are healthy. clearly someone like Baker, if you can let him heal for the playoffs I would do that.
 
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I think that would be a giant mistake, if they can possibly go. Look at what the injury codding of KM did to his season.
Not saying it’s right or wrong. Just what I think will happen.

Also, we don’t really know they were coddling Kyler. Ankles are tricky. Lamar’s been listed as Questionable for three weeks straight just like Kyler was.
 

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Also, we don’t really know they were coddling Kyler. Ankles are tricky. Lamar’s been listed as Questionable for three weeks straight just like Kyler was.
Speaking with great authority, but without knowledge, has become the standard posting style.
 
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