The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 3 matchup between the Cardinals and Cowboys.

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DallasRank@ArizonaRank
-12.5 Spread12.5
28.0 Implied Total15.5
35.01Points/Gm22.019
5.01Points All./Gm25.519
69.07Plays/Gm59.025
55.54Opp. Plays/Gm66.019
4.724Off. Yards/Play5.021
3.51Def. Yards/Play5.216
53.62%4Rush%45.76%11
46.38%29Pass%54.24%22
39.64%11Opp. Rush %41.67%14
60.36%22Opp. Pass %58.33%19

  • The +60 point differential for Dallas is their highest through two games since 1968 and the highest in the NFL through two games since 2019.
  • The Cowboys lead the league in defensive expected points added (44.9) through two weeks. The next closest team (Jacksonville) is at 27.1 EPA added on defense.
  • Dallas has created pressure on a league-high 57.6% of opponent dropbacks without blitzing through two games. The league average is 32.0%.
  • Arizona has blitzed a league-low 8.4% of dropbacks. The league average is 25.0%.
  • The Cardinals have scored a touchdown on just 1-of-11 drives in the second half of games.
  • Arizona is 30th in success rate per offensive play (34.8%).

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Quarterback

Dak Prescott: Prescott was solid in a tough matchup on Sunday, completing 31-of-38 passes (81.6%) for 255 yards (6.7 Y/A) with two touchdowns against the Jets.

If the league itself did not have such a strong week, Prescott’s 19.6 points would have been better than QB17.

It took us six quarters of football to get there, but the Arizona defense we expected to have problems entering the season showed up in the second half against the Giants.

In the second half on Sunday, Daniel Jones was 17-of-21 for 259 yards (12.3 Y/A) with two touchdown passes while adding a rushing score.

Arizona has now allowed QB1 scoring weeks to both Sam Howell (QB12) and Daniel Jones (QB1) to open the season.

They are 27th in yards allowed per pass attempt (7.7 Y/A) and are now allowing 11.6 yards per completion (28th).

There is concern that Arizona is not able to press the action here, but Dallas gave up just seven points last week and Prescott still threw 38 passes.

As long as the Dallas touchdowns don’t come via the defense like they did in Week 1, Prescott should be a QB1 here.

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