ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals-Cowboys game on Jan. 2 rescheduled for afternoon kick

Dec 16, 2021, 9:34 AM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (85) eludes the tackle of Dallas Cowboys cornerback J...

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (85) eludes the tackle of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Cardinals’ road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Jan. 2 has been scheduled back to the afternoon Sunday slot.

The original 11 a.m. kickoff will now be 2:25 p.m. MST, the team announced Thursday. FOX will still carry the game.

There were previously 10 NFL games set for the early slot with only four in the afternoon, and the move gives the NFL the ability to better feature a matchup of NFC contenders.

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers will remain in the Sunday Night Football slot for Week 17, and no other games will change times.

The Cardinals-Cowboys matchup is the latest in a series of recent meetings.

Last season, Arizona played an October Monday Night Football game at Dallas and won 38-20. Arizona also defeated Dallas, 19-16, in the preseason opener this year.

Arizona’s visit to AT&T Stadium will be another homecoming for quarterback Kyler Murray, who grew up in the Dallas area and with a 42-0 record at Allen High School is regarded as one of the best high school quarterbacks in Texas history.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is from New Braunfels, Texas, played quarterback at Texas Tech. He later coached as an assistant at Houston and Texas A&M before becoming Texas Tech’s head coach.

Before the road trip to Dallas, Arizona (10-3) faces the Detroit Lions this Sunday and the Indianapolis Colts on Christmas.

Dallas (9-4) faces the New York Giants this week and Washington Football Team next before the Week 17 battle against the Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals

Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a pass during the NFL game against the ...
Wills Rice

The 33rd Team: Cardinals’ Kyler Murray in Tier 1 of NFL players under 25

The 33rd Team ranked Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray the seventh best player in the league age 25 and under.
2 days ago
DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a pass for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions dur...
Tyler Drake

NFC West offseason outlook: The Seattle Seahawks

After taking a look at the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, it's time to turn the attention to the Seattle Seahawks:
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals WR Marquise Brown looks on during minicamp on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Tempe....
Sam Graveline

Shook: Marquise Brown best Cards’ candidate to be 1st-time Pro Bowler

Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown has yet to make the Pro Bowl in his career, but NFL.com's Nick Shook thinks that could change in 2022.
3 days ago
Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams talks with players before mini camp on June 8, 2022 a...
Tyler Drake

NFC West offseason outlook: The Los Angeles Rams

After diving into the 49ers' current state of affairs, it's time to take a look at the 2021 Super Bowl champion Rams.
3 days ago
Detroit Lions fullback Jason Cabinda (45) pulls away from Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Isaia...
Wills Rice

PFF’s Linsey: Arizona Cardinals have NFL’s No. 23 ranked roster for 2022

Pro Football Focus' Ben Linsey has the Arizona Cardinals as the No. 23 ranked roster heading into the 2022 season.
3 days ago
Kyler Murray #1 and Justin Pugh #67 of the Arizona Cardinals react after a penalty during the secon...
Arizona Sports

ESPN: OL Justin Pugh is Arizona Cardinals’ most underrated player

ESPN posted a list made by Football Outsiders of every team's most underrated player, and Justin Pugh was selected to represent the Cardinals.
4 days ago
Cardinals-Cowboys game on Jan. 2 rescheduled for afternoon kick