The Arizona Cardinals were everyone’s dark-horse darling to emerge from the rigid NFC West as a contender.
The Dallas Cowboys were a big-name-laden Super Bowl contender that was going to shrug off last season’s disaster.
Now, they collide at the crossroads that is Monday night, each of them coming off wins on the scoreboard, but huge losses due to injuries.
Each of them in need of a pivotal victory, the Cardinals (3-2) face the Cowboys (2-3) at 8:20 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.