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NFL Preview: Dallas Cowboys (2-0) at Arizona Cardinals (0-2)

STADIUM: State Farm Stadium
REFEREE: Alex Kemp

DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM EST
FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DAL: 134 or 384 AZ: 81 or 226

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: DAL leads series, 56-33-1 (ARI won 6 of past 7)
POSTSEASON: ARI leads series, 1-0

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 1/2/22: ARI 25 at DAL 22
POSTSEASON: 1/2/99 NFC-WC: ARI 20 at DAL 7

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Mike McCarthy vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 3-6 Reg. Season: 157-97-2 (.617) Postseason: 11-10 (.524)

Jonathan Gannon vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 0-2 (.000) Postseason: 0-0

DALLAS COWBOYS NOTES:

  • DALLAS became 5th team in SB era to score 70+ points & allow 10-or-fewer points in 1st 2 weeks of season.
  • QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 31 of 38 atts. (81.6 pct.) for 255 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.2 rating in Week 2, his 8th-career start with 80+ comp. pct., 3rd-most among QBs since 2016. Has 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 117.3 rating in 2 career starts vs. Ari. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ari. with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating.
  • RB TONY POLLARD had career-high 7 receptions & 109 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 37 rec.) last week, his 13th-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 on road.
  • WR CEEDEE LAMB led team & tied his career high with 11 receptions & had 143 rec. yards in Week 2, his 11th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 8 of his past 9 on road & in 11 of his past 12 overall.
  • TE JAKE FERGUSON had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 2.
  • TE LUKE SCHOONMAKER (rookie) had 1st career rec. TD last week.
  • LB MICAH PARSONS had 2 sacks, 3 TFL, his 7th-career FF & 4th-career FR in Week 2. Is 6th player since 1982 with 10+ games (10) of 2+ sacks in 1st 3 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with sack. Had 2 TFL in last meeting.
  • DT OSA ODIGHIZUWA had sack in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with sack.
  • CB TREVON DIGGS had 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week. Has 18 career INTs, tied-most in NFL since 2020.
  • S JAYRON KEARSE & S MALIK HOOKER each had 1st INTs of season in Week 2.

ARIZONA CARDINALS NOTES:

  • QB JOSH DOBBS completed 21 of 31 atts. (67.7 pct.) for 228 yards & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for career-high 99.9 rating last week, his 1st-career game with 2+ TDs & his 1stcareer rush TD. Aims for his 5th start in row with 20+ completions.
  • RB JAMES CONNER rushed for 106 yards & had 1st rush TD of season in Week 2, his 11th-career game with 100+ rush yards. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 22 consec. games, 3rd-longest active streak in NFL. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards & 6th in row at home with TD.
  • TE ZACH ERTZ had 6 catches for 56 yards in Week 2. Is 1 of 2 TEs (T.J. Hockenson) with 6+ catches in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 68 career games with 5+ catches, 3rd-most among active TEs. Had 7 receptions in last meeting.
  • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 6 catches for 54 yards & 1st rec. TD of season last week, his 25th-career TD catch. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had rec. TD in his only career game vs. Dal. (12/8/20 w/ Bal.).
  • WR MICHAEL WILSON (rookie) had 56 rec. yards in Week 2.
  • S JALEN THOMPSON had 7 tackles, TFL & 6th-career INT last week. Aims for his 8th in row with 5+ tackles.
  • S K’VON WALLACE led team & tied his career high with 8 tackles in Week 2.
  • S ANDRE CHACHERE had 1st 2 career PD last week.
  • LB ZAVEN COLLINS had 1st half sack of season in Week 2. Has PD in 3 of his past 4. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 at home.
  • LB KYZIR WHITE had 1st sack of season last week.
  • LB DENNIS GARDECK had sack & 2 TFL in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & TFL. Had FR in last meeting.
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