Cowboys’ stars show up in 28-17 victory over Cardinals

AP

The Cowboys’ stars showed up in the second half, leading Dallas to a much-needed 28-17 victory over the Cardinals.

Demarcus Lawrence had three of the Cowboys’ six sacks — two in the final two minutes — in becoming only the third player in NFL history to have more than one sack in the first three games of a season. Kevin Greene and Mark Gastineau also accomplished the feat.

Lawrence now has a league-leading 6.5 sacks, only 1.5 short of his career best from 2015.

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, with 30 coming on one play, as he rebounded from a career-worst outing at Denver. Dak Prescott completed 13 of 18 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Dez Bryant caught only two passes for 12 yards, but one was a memorable 15-yard touchdown as he dragged seven Cardinals into the end zone with him, and Brice Butler had two catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.

After gaining only 57 yards in the first half, the Cowboys ended up with 273. The Cardinals, who had 140 yards in the first quarter, gained 332.

Carson Palmer completed 29 of 48 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns, and Larry Fitzgerald caught 13 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown.

The Cardinals, trailing by 10, reached the Dallas 5 with 40 seconds left. Instead of kicking a field goal, though, they went for the touchdown and Palmer’s pass was incomplete.

It was that kind of night for the Cardinals, a night of missed opportunities.

27 responses to “Cowboys’ stars show up in 28-17 victory over Cardinals

  1. Bruce Arians should’ve been handed his walking papers.

    How in the hell do you risk a time out on an idiotic challenge? You need 2 scores it’s 4th down, TAKE THE 20 yard field goal! He did the same junk against my patriots last season. Rushed Catanzaro and botched the snap/kick.

  2. I’m a Cowboys fan and a conservative and (cause I know somebody else will bring it up) I never personally cared about the kneeling from the get go though I don’t personally understand the cause given all the other variables, circumstances and suspects involved in the deaths of black people but I do have to ask for those talking about disrespecting the anthem and the country what issue could you have with kneeling prior to the anthem? It wasn’t during the anthem and if it was in fact kneeling in prayer (as a Christian) I respect that even more. May I also point out Dallas is the only team to engage in kneeling/not participating for the anthem to win this week. Dallas Cowboys. God’s team

  3. The Cardinals farted in the first quarter. They should have been up 14-0 instead it was 7-7 because a kicker can’t kick.

  4. Offensive line play was horrible for the Cardinals. I understand the left side starters are out, but the right side was even worse. Frustrating to watch Palmer not have enough time to do anything. With all the talk of finding a successor quarterback, maybe the focus should be on the o-lime FIRST?

  5. Ask Carson Palmer anything you want to know about the roof over University of Phoenix Stadium. I’m pretty sure he can tell you anything you want to know. He damned sure spent enough time looking at it tonight.

  6. Cowboys showed up? Please, they eventually overcame a mediocre Cards team, thanks in part to a Cards’ O-line that was missing half it’s starters and got further injured during the game – made worse by Palmer’s slow release at times. And thanks in part to Arians who made no provision to help stabilize the line – no TEs or RBs staying to block (nor even just nudge, NEVER) as they all went deep to try and help Fitz a little to be open. And the only adjustment Arians made was in the postgame presser, where he threw his O-line under the bus.

  7. Well Charean, maybe your Cardinals will win next week? Or you could petition the commissioner to credit the Cardinals with half a win for that late push that showed a lot of heart, but was unsuccessful?

    The Cowboys were the better team, and once their secondary gets a little more experience under their belt, that defense is holding their own. Another item of note relating to their pass rush is that they’ve been without David Irving this whole time. Recall, Irving was flashing last year much like you’re seeing Lawrence this year. When Irving can return in Week 5, it will be a big boost to the pass rush.

  8. how bout those cowboys!!!! dominated and not even running at full speed. Getting back a couple of studs to help the pass rush and NFC Least is ours as the rest of the division is pathetic……

  9. streetyson says:
    September 26, 2017 at 8:15 am
    Cowboys showed up? Please, they eventually overcame a mediocre Cards team, thanks in part to a Cards’ O-line that was missing half it’s starters and got further injured during the game – made worse by Palmer’s slow release at times. And thanks in part to Arians who made no provision to help stabilize the line – no TEs or RBs staying to block (nor even just nudge, NEVER) as they all went deep to try and help Fitz a little to be open. And the only adjustment Arians made was in the postgame presser, where he threw his O-line under the bus.

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    C’mon, after a shaky first quarter the Boys got rolling and it was clear who the better team was.

    As a fan of the AFC team that has asterisks, why do you always stop by to comment negatively on the Cowboys? A little Star envy, perhaps?

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