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Twitter reacts to the Arizona Cardinals 27-3 preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys on SNF

What were Cards Twitter’s best GIFs and reactions to the all-important third preseason game?

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The Arizona Cardinals saw

How did Twitter react to the game? It started off with a moment of silence for the great Arizona Senator John McCain:

RIP, Senator and notable Arizona Cardinals fan.

To begin, David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald were held out of playing, in addition to Josh Rosen, which was a surprise to some.

Fellow starters DT Corey Peters, DT Robert Nkemdiche and DT Olsen Pierre had already been ruled out due to injury ahead of the game.

The game re-debuted a much maligned...(or praised?) feature on 3rd down called “the green zone” that showed the entire distance to gain on 3rd down rather than not just a yellow line.

It was met with a mixed response.

It was met with a mixed response on social media:

What are your thoughts on the new NBC graphic?

Anyway, on to football:

The game began with the Cardinals forcing a 3 and out of the Cowboys before taking over. With another J.J. Nelson drop on 2nd down:

The Cardinals ended up forcing their 9TH turnover of the preseason on the ensuing punt, and took over on offense.

That’s where the struggles began...

Sam Bradford was under duress early and often, taking big hits from both D.J. Humphries and Andre Smith blowing the pass blocks.

And then of course...

To the chagrin of many Cardinals fans, Rosen was not bound to play after his injury (and considering the first team offensive line woes, perhaps it was for the best).

Rosen ended up not playing in the game, but clearly he still managed to still find a way to enjoy himself:

But with Rosen out of the picture, what narrative would rule the day?

(Turnovers, of course).

The sheer amount of turnovers was the story of the night, with a second fumbled punt by Dallas being housed by the Cardinals for 6.

Listen below from former Colts punter Pat McAfee as he went viral praising Cardinals punter Andy Lee with one of the funniest color commentary bits you will have heard in a long time:

And some more praise for the play of special teams as well:

That would be #30 and special teams ace Rudy Ford, thank you.

Not to be outdone by the transition team, Patrick Peterson decided to welcome himself back to the discussion for “Best Corner in the NFL.” with a telegraphed interception for 6 points.

It was all special teams and Cards D in Big D.

The Cowboys offense got a few first downs and missed a few deep shots, but all in all it was a defensive game.

Chase Edmonds, wonder rookie extraordinaire, showed what he can do when he gets some space up the middle in the running game.

Edmonds ended with a solid day overall in relief of David Johnson

Alright, it’s nearly halftime so stop me if you’ve heard this before but the Cardinals defense forced ANOTHER turnover...this time from Budda. That makes 5.

Overall, it was a solid night with 6 defensive turnovers and two on special teams, with 14 points directly from those plays.

Players with a takeaway in this game? Get ready for it....

One player who did NOT have a takeaway (because they didn’t suit up) was a former 2016 3rd round cornerback:


Most likely he was injured and not playing but in a make-or-break year for the guy

At halftime, it was tough not to throw a bit of shade at the Dallas Cowboys and their more recent quarterback history:

So where was the offense in the game?

Well, it finally came in the 3rd quarter from T.J. Logan in substituting for the injured D.J. Foster with a 59-yard dart right up the middle.

Logan had a few times he looked electric on the night.

And then, it was on to the 4th quarter. Which meant only one thing...

Cap Capi, preseason sack master, was back-backey, forcing a strip-sack and fumble recovery and then celebrated in true “Dallas” fashion with the photo of the night:

You rock that moment, Cap.

Unfortunately, Capi ended up taking on an injury and came out of the game late, no new update on his status right now.

Fans were dismayed.

Fortunately, Cap seems like he’ll be alright as he tries to fight for a spot on the final 53:

To sum up...

You see this tweet below?

The Cardinals just forced another turnover in the time it took to read that.

8 in all for the game.

Now, it’s just preseason. So there’s no room to truly overreact.


We’ll leave it on this note from the Cardinals’ play-by-play announcer Dave Pasch and former NFL star Reggie Bush:

What are your thoughts? Are you buying into the defensive hype? Do you have concerns about the offense? Sound off in the comments below!