Fitzgerald entered the game 96 yards behind Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison. With a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, Fitzgerald hit 98 yards on the night to surpass Harrison.
Larry Legend. @LarryFitzgerald is now 8th on the NFL receiving yards list! #BeRedSeeRed https://t.co/Vv1mO6R3gD2017-9-26 02:47:18
Fitzgerald's best catch came later in the game as he hauled in a 24-yard pass on 3rd-and-18 in the fourth quarter. The NFL shared a replay of the reception:
INSANE GRAB. Oh my... @LarryFitzgerald says "I'LL TAKE THAT!" 😱😱😱 #DALvsAZ #BeRedSeeRed https://t.co/BntQSuG8yb2017-9-26 03:09:40
He finished with 149 yards on 13 catches.
Fitzgerald entered Monday night averaging 47.5 receiving yards in Arizona's first two games, and he averaged 61.2 yards per game in the previous five seasons.
Assuming the 14-year veteran can register an average of at least 50 receiving yards in the Cardinals' 13 remaining games, he would climb to fourth in career receiving yards by the end of the 2017 season, passing Steve Smith, Tim Brown, Tony Gonzalez and Isaac Bruce in the process.
It's not like Fitzgerald needs to do anything else to guarantee his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell noted 10 wide receivers have reached at least seven Pro Bowls. Six are in the Hall of Fame, while a seventh, Andre Johnson, should receive the honor in due time. Fitzgerald, a 10-time Pro Bowler, should have little trouble joining the group.