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NFL Week 3 Game Recap: Arizona Cardinals 28, Dallas Cowboys 16

2RXD4RD Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown (2) celebrates his touchdown Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

For the second week in a row, the Arizona Cardinals played well above expectations, this time getting a big home win over the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 28-16. The win brings Arizona to 1-2 on the season, while Dallas drops to 2-1.

Offensive spotlight: Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs, who is filling in for the injured Kyler Murray, played very well against one of the best defenses the NFL has to offer.

He finished the game 17-of-21 with 189 passing yards, one passing touchdown and no interceptions while also adding 55 yards on six carries.

Defensive spotlight: Cardinals rookie cornerback Kei’Trel Clark was given a tough task this week going up against the likes of CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Brandin Cooks, but he was up to the challenge.

He finished the game with 10 combined tackles and two passes defended.

Rookie spotlight: Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson had two catches in this game, and they were big ones.

Wilson hauled in both of his two targets for 86 receiving yards.

Box Score

Passing
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Dak Prescott 15.36 25 / 40 249 6.2 1 1 32 2 78
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Joshua Dobbs 17.06 17 / 21 189 9 1 0 69 2 120
Rushing
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Tony Pollard 18.1 23 122 5.3 0 31 0
Dak Prescott 15.36 3 24 8 0 13 0
Rico Dowdle 13.6 4 21 5.2 0 10 0
CeeDee Lamb 10.2 2 9 4.5 0 9 0
Hunter Luepke 3.1 1 9 9 0 9 0
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
James Conner 19.6 14 98 7 1 26 0
Joshua Dobbs 17.06 6 55 9.2 0 44 0
Rondale Moore 16.2 3 54 18 1 45 0
Keaontay Ingram 3.1 5 13 2.6 0 8 0
Emari Demercado 0.2 2 2 1 0 2 0
Receiving
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Tony Pollard 18.1 3 3 -1 -0.3 -0.3 0 2
Michael Gallup 15.2 7 6 92 13.1 15.3 0 27
Rico Dowdle 13.6 3 3 25 8.3 8.3 1 15
CeeDee Lamb 10.2 7 4 53 7.6 13.2 0 32
Jake Ferguson 9.8 7 5 48 6.9 9.6 0 12
Brandin Cooks 3.7 7 2 17 2.4 8.5 0 12
Hunter Luepke 3.1 1 1 12 12 12 0 12
Peyton Hendershot 1.3 1 1 3 3 3 0 3
Luke Schoonmaker 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
James Conner 19.6 2 2 18 9 9 0 10
Marquise Brown 17.1 7 5 61 8.7 12.2 1 23
Rondale Moore 16.2 6 4 8 1.3 2 0 8
Michael Wilson 10.6 2 2 86 43 43 0 69
Keaontay Ingram 3.1 1 1 8 8 8 0 8
Zach Ertz 2.6 2 2 6 3 3 0 5
Trey McBride 1.2 1 1 2 2 2 0 2
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