Story of Week 3
Cowboys at Cardinals
The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals were projected to be playoff contenders prior to the start of the
season, but both teams have experienced mixed results two games into the campaign. The NFC clubs take center
stage in the Week 3 edition of Monday Night Football.
The Cowboys got absolutely steamrolled at the hands of the Denver Broncos last week, falling to 1-1 on the
year in the wake of a 42-17 setback. The Broncos outrushed the ’Boys 178-40 in the triumph, as star running
back Ezekiel Elliott mustered up only eight yards on nine attempts. It was the lowest output by far in
Elliott’s young career.
NFL Week 3:
Cowboys vs Cardinals
Date: September 25, 2017
Time: 8:30pm ET on ESPN & WatchESPN
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium.
Dallas bettors shouldn’t expect that type of poor performance out of the Ohio State product again, but the
Cowboys’ struggles in Arizona should be noted. In Dallas’s last eight trips to University of Phoenix Stadium,
they’re a brutal 1-7 SU.
Simply put, the Cardinals are not the team we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in the Carson Palmer era. The
injury to David Johnson has severely impacted the Cards’ chances of contending in 2017, and the three-headed
backfield of Chris Johnson, Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington isn’t scaring anyone.
At 37, Palmer is showing his age and Larry Fitzgerald is not far behind him. If the Cardinals are going to
have a shot in this one, their defense will need to step up early and slow down the duo of Elliott and
Prescott like Denver did. That’s easier said than done, however.
The OVER has paid out in one of Arizona’s first two games, and bettors banking on high-scoring games will
likely be paying attention to this one. Dating back to last year, the OVER is 8-1 in the Cardinals’ last