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Bruce Arians, Todd Bowles honored by PFWA as league's top coach, assistant

Jerry Jones keeps the Cardinals from sweeping the coach and executive awards.

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The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced another season award on Thursday and the Arizona Cardinals are once again part of the honor. The PFWA's awards for Coach of the Year, Assistant Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year were almost swept by the Arizona Cardinals.

PFWA named Bruce Arians Coach of the Year, the second time in three years he is honored by the association of writers, to which I also belong. Arians also won the award in 2012 when he was interim coach for the Colts while Chuck Pagano was out with cancer.

Todd Bowles, the Cardinals' defensive coordinator in 2014 and now head coach of the New York Jets, was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

Steve Keim did not get Executive of the Year. That honor goes to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

So Arizona almost gets all of the leadership awards.

Arians is the second Cardinals coach to receiver the honor. Don Coryell was the other to be named PFWA Coach of the Year, back in 1974.

Bowles is the first Cardinals assistant to ever get the award, which began in 1993.