It’s been a trying week for Cowboys fans, and it feels like it’s been forever since the 30-10 throttling of the Jets in Week 2. The Cowboys will no doubt be glad to take the field at State Farm Stadium, where they hope to not only answer lingering questions about an offense that hasn’t truly shown its full potential but also go out and dominate on defense as a tribute to their injured star cornerback.
The 0-2 Cardinals won’t be a pushover by any stretch, and the Cowboys are still dealing with other injuries at key positions (like the majority of the offensive line). We don’t believe in “trap games,” but Dallas will need to be on guard to keep this trip to Glendale from turning into a desert disaster. Great teams handle their business against the teams they’re supposed to beat; here’s a recap of our week of coverage as the Cowboys seek to do just that and keep their 2023 steamroller chugging right along.
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How to watch, stream, listen to, and wager on Cowboys-Cardinals in Week 3
Whether you like to watch live on your TV, stream to your device on the go, kick it old-school with a radio broadcast, or put your money where your mouth is with a wager or two, here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s showdown in the desert. | From Todd Brock
Where Cowboys stand without Trevon Diggs
The top story in Dallas this week was the loss of their top cornerback for the remainder of the season. Diggs was off to an incredible start, but the Cowboys actually have the depth to still be more than decent without him. DaRon Bland and Jourdan Lewis are no slouches opposite Stephon Gilmore, and the rest of the defense can help mitigate Diggs’s absence by shutting things down closer to the line of scrimmage. | From Ben Grimaldi
Cowboys offer optimism with final injury report of Week 3
Zack Martin and Tyler Biadasz are questionable, but there was hope both will be able to suit up. Brandin Cooks, Tyler Smith, Donovan Wilson, and Jayron Kearse are all good to go, as is Chuma Edoga. The Cardinals have ruled out two defensive players; another is 50/50. | From Todd Brock
Tyron Smith added to Cowboys' injury report; questionable vs Arizona
The oft-injured veteran was a Saturday addition to the personnel report with a knee issue. He is now questionable for Sunday’s game, making three-fifths of the offensive line starters now a game-day roll of the dice. | From Todd Brock
The Cowboys offensive line is experiencing their best-case scenario
Despite all the injuries and shuffling, the offensive line is playing quite well. Younger players are getting valuable reps while the high-profile stars are either performing at a high level or rehabbing through what appear to be relatively minor dings. The unit looks as strong as they’ve been in years and more resilient than ever. | From Reid Hanson
Diggs moved to IR, 2 centers elevated to 55-man roster for Cowboys' Week 3 matchup
With Trevon Diggs officially placed on injured reserve, it opened up a roster spot for special teams ace C.J. Goodwin. Brock Hoffman and Sean Harlow are the team’s practice squad elevations for Week 3; the choice to add two extra centers casts further doubt on Biadasz’s status. | From Todd Brock
3 key matchups for the Cowboys in Week 3 against Arizona
Look for Arizona linebacker Dennis Gardeck to challenge Terence Steele repeatedly, and watch for running back James Conner to go after the right side of the Cowboys defensive line. Tight end Zach Ertz battling against Jayron Kearse could provide fireworks in the middle of the field. | From Reid Hanson
Behind enemy lines: Cowboys-Cardinals preview with Cardinals Wire
Jess Root from Cards Wire says the defense has been better than expected, though two of their top linemen are now shelved. Arizona fans aren’t expecting (or getting) much from quarterback Josh Dobbs and the offense. Expect a lot of tight end work when they have the ball and attempts to control the clock. All signs point to a long afternoon for the Redbirds, though; they’re hoping just to not get embarrassed. | From Reid Hanson
Cowboys vs Cardinals: 6 things to know about Week 3 opponent
Arizona wraps up a three-game stretch of NFC East opponents, and the schedule-makers saved the best for last as Dallas comes to town. The Cowboys, though, have won only once in Glendale since 2008; the desert meetings have resulted in some of the weirder games in the all-time series. | From Ben Grimaldi