But with quarterback Josh Dobbs leading the way, the Cardinals were able to pull off the upset in front of their home crowd and hand the Cowboys a surprising 28-16 defeat.
After Arizona’s victory, Dobbs shared a video on his TikTok account poking fun at some comments made by Dallas pass rusher Micah Parsons last week.
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In the win, Dobbs completed 17 of his 21 pass attempts for 189 yards and one touchdown while also rushing for 55 yards on six carries, including a 44-yard run in the first quarter.
The Cowboys obliterated their first two opponents this season, and many figured they were about to do the same to a winless Cardinals team on Sunday.
But Arizona had other plans, as they jumped out to a quick 15-3 lead in the first half, and they never looked back.
Dallas was able to cut their deficit to five points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals sealed the victory after Dobbs was able to find wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown for a two-yard touchdown.
After an 0-2 start to the season that included losing a 21-point lead to the New York Giants in Week 2, most assumed Arizona was just going to end up as one of the worst teams in the NFL this season.
But in Week 3 against the Cowboys, the Cardinals proved that no one should be taking them lightly this year.NEXT: Cardinals RB Says He’s 'Sick' After Losing Big Lead To Giants