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12-4-11: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Cards/Cowboys Gameday

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Flash the gameday pose  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Flash the gameday pose (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Its gameday, the Cowboys are in town, here are some links to get you ready for the fun.

Arizona Cardinals News:

The Cowboys Come To Town
Fantastic finishes have highlighted recent matchups

Cardinals search for offensive competency with QB Kevin Kolb
With no off-season work and a new quarterback, the Cardinals expected it would take time for their offense to develop. But they never imagined they still would be waiting to hang numbers on the scoreboard when it was time to hang Christmas lights. The offense remains like that pesky strand of lights that flashes less frequently than it should.

New NFL policy reveals a climate change in stadiums
It's a new day in the land of the free and the home of the pat-down. Metal detectors are now official NFL policy. Starting Sunday, wand-wielding employees will scan you upon entrance to University of Phoenix Stadium. The changes might feel subtle, but they represent a climate change in our country, and in our football stadiums. It's a powder keg out there. Sunday, the scene in Glendale will surely generate some heat. The Cowboys have their boots deep in this market. Their fans are notorious front-runners, and obnoxiously loud when the team has a winning record. The bipartisan split could set a new record for mixed allegiance at a Cardinals game. It will be a busy day for security. But on any given Sunday, this is what it's like in most NFL cities, where public drunkenness, foul language and taunting have become perfectly acceptable behavior as long as we're watching a football game.

Lynch, Wells giving Gore, Jackson a run - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Frank Gore and Steven Jackson have competition in defining the landscape for running backs in the NFC West. Gore continues to lead the division in rushing yards, but Marshawn Lynch and Beanie Wells are gaining on him. And both have more yardage than Jackson, in part because Lynch has had one more game.

Building the Gameplan vs DAL
Jody Jackson and Ron Wolfley build the gameplan for the Cardinals and Cowboys match-up.

Wired - O'Brien Schofield @ STL
Arizona Cardinals OLB O'Brien Schofield was wired for sound against the St. Louis Rams.

Arizona Sports News:

Flyers use swift offense to bury Coyotes in Glendale
When one or two things go wrong early, teams can sometimes find ways to compensate. When almost everything goes haywire, it turns into a game of damage control. The Coyotes, battling a talented-laden Flyers team, hit a brick wall at the puck drop - giving up four goals in the first 20 minutes - and dropped a 4-2 decision in front of 14,913 on Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena.

Arizona Wildcats basketball overcomes sluggish start to handle NAU
Watching its opponent hold the ball, often winding the shot clock down to 5 seconds or less, Arizona needed to stay patient, at both ends of the floor. The Wildcats likely won't face another team that slows the pace quite like Northern Arizona, but this was a good test for a young team still trying to establish an identity. Overcoming a sluggish start and a pace that had the shot clock going off seemingly every other trip, Arizona held its composure to beat the gritty Lumberjacks 53-39 on Saturday.

Keala King leads ASU basketball to road win over Tulsa
Herb Sendek wasn't sure how his ASU basketball team would react to its first true road game of the season. But after the Sun Devils beat the Tulsa Hurricane, 67-64, Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, Sendek had his answer.

NFL News:

Chargers Will Fire Norv Turner, Possibly A.J. Smith At Season's End, According To Report - SBNation.com
The San Diego Chargers will reportedly fire head coach Norv Turner at the end of the season. They are also likely to fire GM A.J. Smith according to a recent report.

Ndamukong Suh Involved In Car Accident Early Saturday Morning - SBNation.com
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was involved in a car crash early Saturday morning. No one was injured and officers report that he was not impaired.

Brent Celek: The world is laughing at the Eagles | ProFootballTalk
Philadelphia tight end Brent Celek has heard all the people joking about the "Dream Team" nickname and chuckling about how the all-hype Eagles are 4-8. And he says he and his teammates should have enough pride over the final month of the season to try to change those perceptions. "We’ve got four games left to prove that we’re a legitimate team, because right now the world’s laughing at us," Celek told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Charles Haley cited for slapping a woman on the buttocks | ProFootballTalk
As former NFL defensive end Charles Haley moves closer to another opportunity to enter the Hall of Fame, his name is in the news for the wrong reasons.