Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/18/13
With the temperature outside reaching a record 114 degrees, the offenses inside University of Phoenix Stadium were anything but scorching. There was a total of one touchdown, thrown by Dallas' fourth-string quarterback, in the Arizona Cardinals' 12-7 victory over the Cowboys on Saturday. Not surprisingly, coaches on both sides praised their defensive efforts while finding plenty to fault on offense. Dallas committed six turnovers, five in the first half, but still allowed only 12 points, leaving Arizona's first-year coach Bruce Arians to say it is ''unacceptable'' for his team to score nine points on 51 first-half plays. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, meanwhile, called his team's turnover total ''inexcusable.'' Here are five things we learned while watching this less-than-spectacular example of preseason football. 1. BOTH TEAMS STRONG ON `D': A week after a 17-0 road win at Green Bay, the Cardinals had another strong defensive performance. Even on a pair of big plays by Dallas' ...
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