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New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine, lower left, is tackled by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Tanner Vallejo (51) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Dallas Cowboys in Monday Night Footbal

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals (3-2) take on Andy Dalton and the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) in what is sure to be an interesting Monday Night Football game.

Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. in AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The Cardinals are the favorite to win the matchup with about a 55% chance to win.

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Things to Watch For

Cowboys and Dak Prescott Injury

The Cowboys suffered a huge loss in their offense last week after their star quarterback, Dak Prescott, suffered a season ending ankle injury.

Prescott was playing well throwing for more than more than 450 yards three straight games.

He also had nine touchdowns on the season before the injury.

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Andy Dalton will start in Prescott’s place for the Monday night game.

This is not a new experience for Dalton, as he was the starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011-2019.

Dalton said he believes the offense will manage and he will do his best to keep it running as it was. He does not want there to be any drop off now that Prescott is not playing.

Another key part of the Cowboy’s offense is their star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott has 364 rushing yards this season along with five touchdowns.

Elliott was determined to score last week after Prescott suffered the ankle injury.

It will be interesting to see if that motivation continues through tonight’s game.

Cardinals Offense

The Cardinals head to Arlington led by their young quarterback Kyler Murray and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Murray has five rushing touchdowns through his five games played. He is the fourth quarterback to do this since the merger.

Hopkins leads the NFL with 45 receptions on the season. Moreover, this ties the fourth most receptions through five games in NFL history.

Along with his receptions, Hopkins has 528 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Arizona Defense

The Cardinals’ defense has played well up to now, ranking No.7 in sacks per game with 2.8.

However, many of their defensive players are injured.

All-pro linebacker Chandler Jones will not play the rest of the season with a biceps injury he sustained last week.

Moreover, the Cardinals go into the game with seven other defensive players on the injury report, among them are three other linebackers.

Penalties

Arizona is one of the teams that lead the NFL in penalties while the Cowboys are in the middle.

According to Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury, it is unacceptable to have so many penalties when it is something you can control.

To follow, he said pre-snap penalties are especially frustrating.

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