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.

Presented By
Western Governors University

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort talks to reporters...

Tyler Drake

Monti Ossenfort keeping trade options open as Cardinals’ draft board nears completion

The Arizona Cardinals have about 95% of their draft board completed about a week out from the NFL Draft and continue to look at all avenues.

17 hours ago

Monti Ossenfort looks on during the 2023 NFL Draft Combine...

Tyler Drake

Daniel Jeremiah: NFL Draft is Cardinals’ moment to set up franchise for years to come

The 2024 NFL Draft marks a big set-your-franchise-up situation for the Arizona Cardinals, says NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

21 hours ago

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill speaks at a press conference...

Tyler Drake

Michael Bidwill: Cardinals ‘aligned on getting this thing right’ in 2024

Michael Bidwill believes the Cardinals aren't that far off from really turning things around under Jonathan Gannon and Monti Ossenfort.

2 days ago

Marvin Harrison Jr....

Nick Borgia

Marvin Harrison Jr. remains Cardinals top pick in latest ESPN mock

With the 2024 NFL draft just around the corner, ESPN's latest mock draft details what could be in store for the Cardinals' first six picks.

3 days ago

Rome Odunze...

Kevin Zimmerman

Peter Schrager’s NFL mock draft has a surprising Cardinals trade-down with Giants

Peter Schrager believes the New York Giants could trade with the Arizona Cardinals, who move down to the No. 6 pick to select Rome Odunze.

3 days ago

Trey McBride works out...

Tyler Drake

Tweaked process, same message: Cardinals begin strength and conditioning program

Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon isn't the biggest believer in picking up where you left off, especially on a year-to-year basis.

4 days ago

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