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10/30 Arizona Cardinals news: Patrick Peterson practices

Your Thursday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFC West news.

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Larry Fitzgerald won the NFC's Player of the Week award for his performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. And Patrick Peterson passed his concussion tests and practiced on Wednesday.

Cardinals

No Problem Feeding The Back
Ellington's carries have gone up, but they don't match the workload of the Cowboys' Murray

Patrick Peterson Back At Practice
Notebook: Romo status for Sunday in question; Brown breaks out the Peanut Butter Jelly dance

Larry Fitzgerald Earns NFC Honor
Wide receiver wins offensive player of the week for performance against Eagles -- again

Cardinals Blogs | Lacking sacks, Cards blitz for "distruptions"
The Cardinals have only seven sacks in seven games, and two of those are from defensive backs and one is from an inside linebacker. It’s no secret the Cards are blitz-happy out of necessity. It’s the only way they can generate consistent pressure, and it’s been a Todd Bowles staple, with the Cards blitzing about half the time.

Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo facing another shot of drama
When you're a starting quarterback in the NFL, specifically for the Dallas Cowboys, you tend to be surrounded by about as much drama as a 15-year-old on Facebook. Tony Romo doesn't know any other way.

Arizona Cardinals' Troy Niklas frustrated by injuries, excited to get back on field
Last week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians did not hold anything back with regards to how imperative it was for Niklas to get past the ankle injury and start practicing again. "He's a damn tackle, he ain't no wide receiver," he said. "He doesn't need to be worrying about making cuts, so he better have his ass back on the practice field next week." Niklas was back on the practice field Wednesday, albeit in a "limited" capacity.

Rest of the NFC West

49ers-Rams injury report: Tramaine Brock, Jimmie Ward, Patrick Willis limited - Niners Nation
The 49ers and Rams injury reports are studies in opposites. The 49ers are as healthy as they have been most of the year thanks to their bye week, while the Rams are dealing with numerous injuries. We'll see what happens come Sunday.

Chris Borland has made a bold life decision - Niners Nation
Big news from today's #49ers practice: LB Chris Borland has shaved his head bald, which we can all agree is the most handsome look for a man — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) October 29, 2014 ...

Seahawks Replay Booth: Just how you 'draw' it up - Field Gulls
See what I did there? This is about a draw play.

This Week in Defense: Seahawks at Panthers, Week 8 - Field Gulls
A look at how the Seahawks' defense fared in Carolina.

Jeff Fisher can't prepare for Aldon Smith and the 49ers because of the NFL - SBNation.com
There's a kink in the Rams head coach's game planning for this week's matchup against the 49ers, and he's going to need the NFL to do something about it.

The True Impact of the Mark Barron Trade - Turf Show Times
Maybe not quite what you think...