To be fair, those odds are probably pretty accurate. The Cardinals have struggled all season to find consistency on both sides of the ball, while the Cowboys seem to be rolling in the right direction under Tony Romo.
The Cardinals have the potential to be a better team than their record indicates, though. They’ve played many of their losses close, losing most by four points or less. If not for a few quirks of fate, the Cardinals could just as easily be 7-4 and in the hunt for a playoff spot despite their consistency issues.
Although the Cards are realistically out of the hunt at this point in the season, they still have a lot to play for on Sunday. In addition to playing spoiler to the Cowboys, they could still potentially rally at this point in the season to come away with a .500 record.
In order to make it to that point, many individual players will need to step up starting this week. Over the next few slides, we’ll take a look at a few of them.