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The Cowboys first loss of the season in Arizona was more about their own mistakes than anything the previously 0-2 Cardinals did against them.
The Dallas Cowboys will not go undefeated in 2023. While this was hardly the season-long expectation for a team that raced to a 2-0 start on 40-0 and 30-10 wins against the Giants and Jets, dropping their first game to an 0-2 Cardinals team on Sunday is a disappointment. The Cowboys dealt with adversity all week leading into a game in which they were two-score favorites. They lost star CB Trevon Diggs for the season, and had offensive linemen Tyron Smith, Tyler Biadasz, and Zack Martin appear on the injury report. Smith was the only player active against the Cardinals, but did not play, leaving three backup linemen to protect Dak Prescott in what became a come-from-behind effort as the defense struggled for the first time all season.