This will be their first chance to make amends after a blowout against Broncos last Sunday.
Get this, Lawrence's four sacks leads the league in sacks after two games.
Dallas opened this season with a good defensive effort of its own in a 19-3 victory over the New York Giants.
It's the third time Peterson will have taken on Bryant. He said he and his teammates don't care about the opinions of "talking heads". He's around his guy and he covers his guy in tight windows, puts them in a phone booth no matter who he's on. Both teams are averaging 18 points per game, but Dallas' scoring has come against two of the NFL's best defenses, while Arizona's has come against Detroit and Indy; teams not exactly known for their defensive tenacity.
In spite of that, the Cardinals have dominated the rivalry in recent years, winning the last four match ups since October, 2008 until the last time they played, November, 2014. In those duels, Dez has caught ten passes for 101 yards and two TDs. Bryant broke up two more passes that could have been picked off by Aqib Talib. Fitzgerald stands at 1,134 and Witten has 1,106. They have played each other 87 times, and the Cowboys have a 55-31-1 record.
Regardless of their age, they still have lots of talent, and now, a ton of experience to contribute the game on a high level. The running back claimed after the match it was his first ever game with less than 10 rushing yards. Defensively, Dallas projects at No. 15 after two weeks, while Arizona is highly considered at No. 5. Whether you agree or disagree with the decision to rest Palmer, they have their reasons for doing so. I believe in karma. However, in the 4 quarter something clicked mentally for the Arizona Cardinals as they put together a good string of possessions and won the football game. And health has been blessed on both of them.More news: Broncos LT Garett Bolles (lower leg) expected to start against Bills
One fan in particular was not happy about Palmer getting an off day just because.
At this point, it is impossible to determine yet if it is a Bryant issue or Prescott issue: Is Bryant slowing down after leg injuries forced him to miss 10 games in 2015 and '16? Overall, very decent game from the Special Teams.
If they want to be Super Bowl contenders, they better be able to bounce back from moments like this.
"I mean we really don't care what you guys say, or the critics say", said Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. We've had bad practices and the way we've come back after bad practices. He failed to pull down a reception in the corner of the endzone (one of his strengths ), and he may have run some bad routes too - potentially that one resulting in Broncos corner taking an interception 103 yards for a touchdown. "We know what we're capable of doing".
All that combined with the energy that comes from being in a home opener on national television should make for a close game and a possible Cardinals upset for a straight-up win.