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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dallas Cowboys had a gift for Bruce Arians in his first home game as Arizona coach. Six of them, actually. The Cowboys committed six turnovers, five in the first half, and the Cardinals sputtered to a 12-7 preseason victory Saturday. Arizonas Jay Feely kicked field goals of 25, 53, 40 and 22 yards. He missed one from 30. Dallas Tony Romo completed 7 of 10 passes for 142 yards but was undone by two fumbles by his receivers. He also overthrew a wide-open Terrance Williams for what looked to be a sure touchdown. "Obviously, turnovers are going to get you beat in this league. It is paramount that we dont let that happen again," Romo said. "We are going to have some hard teaching sessions going over this tape, and it will be good for guys." The Cowboys scored on a 5-yard pass from fourth-string quarterback Alex Tanney to Gavin Escobar with 10:55 to play, the first points allowed by Arizona (2-0) in the preseason. The Cardinals won at Green Bay 17-0 last week. "I think special teams is exactly where it needs to be and defensively I like where were at," Arians said. "Offensively, were a work in progress." Arizonas Carson Palmer was 7 of 15 for 66 yards. Dallas, which entered the game with two turnovers total in its first two preseason contests, fumbled the ball away three times, then backup Kyle Orton threw two interceptions, all before the half came to an end. Arizona got another interception with 1:40 to play. Arizona managed just nine points despite Dallas five first-half turnovers. "Its not anything we were physically beat on or beat with speed," Palmer said, "it was silly, sloppy things. I put that on my shoulders and its unacceptable to have nine points off the opportunities that we had." Arizona has had red-zone issues in both of its games. "Just like last week, we play extremely well all over the field until we get inside the 20, and then we have a ton of mental errors," Arians said. "It baffles me." Dallas coach Jason Garrett called the six turnovers "inexcusable" but he praised the defence for its response to that adversity. "To have six turnovers and give up 12 points is pretty darn good," he said. Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass. Rookie Tony Jefferson had two interceptions. The first Dallas turnover came after Arizona went three-and-out in its first possession. Dwayne Harris gathered in Dave Zastudils 56-yard punt and was in immediate distress. Justin Bethel stripped Harris of the ball, then Stepfan Taylor jumped on it for Arizona at the Dallas 22. The Cardinals made it to the 7, but Palmer threw incomplete short to Andre Roberts on third-and-6, although Michael Floyd appeared to be open in the back of the end zone. Feelys 25-yard field goal made it 3-0. The first offensive series for Dallas ended when, on third-and-one from the Arizona 47, the rookie Williams broke open down the sideline but Romo overthrew him. Arizona took the punt and drove from its 11 to the Dallas 7 on its next possession, but on fourth-and-2 Palmer underthrew Mendenhall. "It was a bad throw," Palmer said. "He did a good job, he was open. Ive got to give him the chance to make a play, and I didnt." On the first series of the second quarter, Romo threw short to Lance Dunbar, who evaded tacklers at the line of scrimmage and raced downfield to the Arizona 7, with the ball coming loose as the receiver went down. The ruling was he was down by contact, but Arians challenged and was successful, with Powers recovering at the Cardinals 4. The next time the Cowboys had the ball, Romo threw long to Dez Bryant at the Arizona 28. But Bryant fumbled as he went down and Jasper Brinkley recovered for the Cardinals at their 24. Arizona moved to the Dallas 36, and Feelys 53-yard field goal made it 6-0. Ortons second pass of the game was picked off by Powers at the Cowboys 30, but Feelys subsequent 30-yard field goal try was wide ride. Before the ugly half came to an end, Orton threw one more interception. Jefferson picked it off at the 31 and Feelys 40-yard field goal as the half ended put the Cardinals up 9-0. Tanney completed 11 straight passes in one stretch, eight of them on Dallas touchdown drive. Jeffersons pick of Tanneys pass came with 1:40 to play to clinch the victory. Notes: Although there were some empty seats, the game was sold out. The Cardinals have sold out all 74 games since University of Phoenix Stadium opened. ... Cowboys SS Will Allen was shaken up on a collision in the end zone and left the game early. ... Arizona rookie S Tyrann Mathieu had some coverage issues starting in place of injured Rashad Johnson. ... Third-string Dallas QB Nick Stephens did not play. ... Arizonas Patrick Peterson, in his first action on offence in the preseason, caught a lateral pass from Palmer for a 6-yard gain. ... Arizona has one turnover to its opponents eight in the first two games. ... 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"Now its about time we have his back and step up to the plate," said Nazem Kadri defiantly after a much-needed overtime win against Boston on Thursday night. That wasnt the case the first time around. Reimer, who hasnt won a start in more than two and a half months, may have struggled badly in his first rescue attempt for Bernier last month – he posted an .871 save percentage in five starts (all losses) – but he was deserted on an island through much of the wreckage. Of the 18 goals he allowed in relief of his younger counterpart, four came via breakaway, two via odd-man rush and two more from the back-door with little to no opportunity for a save. "At that point when we were losing the team in front of him just couldnt bring it together and figure things out and obviously the goalies left out there to dry by himself," Kadri said. "We didnt play too good as a team," Carl Gunnarsson concurred. "We didnt help him out." That will have to change, starting Saturday when the Leafs host the Jets in the final regular season game at the ACC this spring. Trailing Detroit and Columbus for the final two wild card positions in the East, their hopes cannot rest on Reimer alone – especially at a point when his confidence has sunk to its lowest at the NHL level. Improvement isnt likely to magically appear in the teams defensive play – a struggle from start to finish – but the glut of glaring and often fatal mistakes needs to be kept to a minimum. Errors like two-time Rocket Richard winner Steven Stamkos being left alone to score three goals or Gustav Nyquist burning away for a pair of breakaway markers on the same night. Until recently, Bernier proved an acrobat at masking such deficiencies, piliing up eight wins when he faced more than 40 shots in a game this season.dddddddddddd Those theatrics, however, have evolved into expectation in Toronto, an unfair burden that became Reimers to shoulder when Bernier went down with a groin injury last month. The situation may have bubbled over in Detroit on Mar. 18. It was after that game against the Red Wings – a 3-2 loss for the Leafs – that head coach Randy Carlyle described his struggling goaltenders performance as "okay, just okay", comments that ignited a firestorm back home. While he later downplayed the remarks – addressing them with Reimer personally a day later – Carlyles blunt post-game observation seemed to ignore the manner in which Reimer was beat that night – two of the three goals came via the Nyquist breakaway, the third circa the odd-man rush – and thereby singled out the goaltender on a night when he was left alone on far too many occasions. It was the culmination of doubt which has surrounded Reimer upon his landing in Toronto for good in January 2011. "Its a non-issue as far as were concerned," Carlyle said Friday of the since quieted controversy. Reimer hasnt won a start since Jan. 21. Like his teammates, his level will need to rise substantially from where its been for the Leafs to have any hope of spicing up a late season race. For all the follies of those around him during the spiral last month, he could not deliver the one or two timely, game-changing saves needed most nights for success. That will have to change in the days ahead. A restricted free agent and almost certainly playing elsewhere next season, Reimer wondered before Thursdays surprise relief appearance if he had seen his last game as a Leaf. Now comes one final (in all likelihood) opportunity to exit on a positive and perhaps even uplifting note – if he and the Leafs can somehow defy the odds and get into the playoffs. "Honestly right now theres lots of thoughts swirling in your head about a lot of things," he said ahead of a clash with the Jets, "but now its just time to stop the puck. It doesnt really matter what transpires after the season or all that white noise per se. All Im trying to do is just play my best, get those two points (Saturday), and then go on to Florida. Try not to think about other stuff." "Ive had a lot of success in the past and had to carry the load in different scenarios and Ive been successful in that. I feel confident." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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