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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals ready for first preseason game, initial depth chart reaction and more

NFL: AUG 04 Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Thursday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are heading into their first game of the preseason, against the Dallas Cowboys and there is plenty of news from around the web to help us get ready for the game.

Let’s get to it.

'Skinny' Goalposts Help Kicker Matt Prater Thrive
Notes: Ito Smith will help with preseason carries; team signs DL Kilgo

New Friends Isaiah Simmons, Zaven Collins Look To Make Mark As Linebacker Duo
Cardinals' last two first-round picks have confidence in early responsibility

You've Got Mail: Cowboys Week, And The Preseason Returns
Topics include Rondale Moore's persona, Simmons' role and preseason offense

Cardinals Bring Back Josh Mauro Once Again
Team also adds three other veterans on D-line and at tight end

Malcolm Butler Hopes To Do A Number On Cardinals Cornerbacks Room
Veteran ready to work in stadium of his greatest play

Arizona Cardinals become first NFL team to announce plans for retail sportsbook at stadium
Sportsbook operator BetMGM announced a partnership with the Cardinals and Gila River Hotels & Casinos that includes the addition of a retail sportsbook at State Farm Stadium.

Arizona Cardinals' Chase Edmonds and James Conner are RB1 and RB1A - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
While they will share the backfield this season, each will bring a unique skillset and body type to the Cardinals' offense.

Cardinals OLB Markus Golden has no problem bringing the energy
While Tuesday's edition of training camp saw its energy levels increase, it was just another day at the office for Markus Golden.

Cardinals make handful of roster moves, sign veteran DT Jack Crawford
The Cardinals continued to add to their defensive line depth on Tuesday, as the team announced it has signed Jack Crawford.

Arizona Cardinals' 1st official depth chart includes a few surprises
Granted, it's the first week of preseason football, there were a few things that stuck out in the first iteration of the depth chart.

Cardinals WR Andy Isabella under COVID-19 protocols for 2nd time
Cardinals receiver Andy Isabella has been placed in COVID-19 protocols for the second time in the past two weeks.

Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury attacking preseason differently than years prior
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has experienced a different preseason setting every year since he first took over the Arizona Cardinals in 2019.

Arizona Cardinals sign veteran DT Jack Crawford
It appears the Cardinals might have some injury concerns in the defensive line.

Defensive line injuries look like a problem again for Arizona Cardinals
Six different defensive linemen landed on IR for the Cardinals in 2020. They now have 12 on the active roster as they nurse players back to health.

Versatile OL Max Garcia settling in with one role with Arizona Cardinals in 2020
After two seasons as a swing guard, Max Garcia is now the Cardinals' backup center behind Rodney Hudson.

Arizona Cardinals WR Andy Isabella lands on COVID list after contracting virus
The Cardinals receiver is on the COVID list for the second time in training camp.

Arizona Cardinals’ Isaiah Simmons among expected breakout players in 2021
After getting limited work as a rookie and then having a full offseason and a preseason, he should have a big year.