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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals defense has tall task against Cowboys, Christian Kirk needs to take the next step and more

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Happy Sunday one and all, we have made it... To another week of NFL football.

The Arizona Cardinals are on Monday Night Football this week, but before the NFL kicks off today, we have plenty of news and notes from around the web to help you get ready.

Let’s get to it.

Power Performer Of The Game - Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins
Check out highlights from this week's SRP Power Performer of the Game, QB Kyler Murray and WR DeAndre Hopkins.

Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones to have season-ending surgery
Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones, who has an NFL-high 97 sacks since he entered the league in 2012, will have season-ending surgery on his right biceps after suffering the injury vs. the Jets on Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals to host about 1,200 fans in Week 7
The nearly 1,200 fans that will be allowed for the Seahawks-Cardinals game in Week 7 will include friends and family of players, coaches and staff, as well as season-ticket holders based on seniority.

Arizona Cardinals DE Jordan Phillips won't miss time after dad's funeral
The Cardinals' owner arranged for Jordan Phillips to take a private plane to and from his dad's funeral in Kansas, meaning the defensive end won't have to miss Monday's game in Dallas.

Can Cowboys keep Cardinals' Kyler Murray contained on MNF? - Dallas Cowboys Blog- ESPN
Dallas coach Mike McCarthy says of Arizona's franchise QB, "[Murray's] a dynamic player and he's definitely the centerpiece of that offense."

Arizona Cardinals bring in Former Titans LB Reggie Gilbert for tryout
He played in 11 games and started five for the Titans in 2019, picking up one sack.

Arizona Cardinals place Chandler Jones on IR, sign LB Isaiah Irving
Irving played three seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Arizona Cardinals have one of league’s best defenses through 5 games
They are in the top 10 in several metrics.

Cardinals-Cowboys history: Arizona seeks 5th win in last 6 vs. Dallas
The Cowboys have dominated historically, but the Cowboys have only beaten the Cardinals once in the last 12 years.

Cardinals to have up to 1,200 fans in stadium vs. Seahawks in Week 7
The team will sell tickets to season-ticket holders only.

Arizona Cardinals-Dallas Cowboys Week 6 preview
The Cardinals travel to Jerry World for a premier Monday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys.

NFL picks against the spread: Week 6 games
We make picks for all 14 games on the schedule.

Arizona Cardinals-Dallas Cowboys Week 6 video preview
See predictions and analysis for the upcoming Monday night game.

Arizona Cardinals place OL J.R. Sweezy, DL Rashard Lawrence on IR
Both potentially could return after the bye.

Arizona Cardinals to be cautious about Jalen Thompson’s return
It sounds like he will be a game-day decision as to whether he plays on Monday night against the Cowboys.

Arizona Cardinals punt-return game is virtually nonexistent
Through five weeks, the Arizona Cardinals punt-return unit is one of the least-productive groups in the National Football League

Arizona Cardinals: Injuries piling up at outside linebacker
The Arizona Cardinals are heading into their week six matchup with a plethora of injuries at the outside linebacker position

Arizona Cardinals defense will be tested by Dallas Cowboys
Arizona Cardinals defense likely to be tested by Dallas Cowboys

Arizona Cardinals need Christian Kirk to take the next step
The Arizona Cardinals could benefit from a Christian Kirk breakout campaign to finish this season. This offense is in need of a consistent second option.

Three questions facing the Arizona Cardinals in week six
The Arizona Cardinals face one of the league's best offenses and weakest defenses heading into a Monday Night Football tilt with the Dallas Cowboys.

Arizona Cardinals loss of Chandler Jones will sting
The Arizona Cardinals will face their first opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, since their sack leader from a year ago in Chandler Jones was lost for the season