As you get ready for this afternoon's game against the Cardinals in Arizona, here's one reason for Dallas Cowboys fans to feel good and one reason for concern.
Feeling good: Arizona ranks 25th in the NFL in passing defense, allowing 250.2 yards per game, and has just nine interceptions in 11 games. Tony Romo and the Cowboys, even with Miles Austin still on the shelf, ought to be able to make plays in the passing game to beat a suspect Cardinals secondary. Arizona is okay at rushing the passer, but as long as the Cowboys' protection holds up on the outside, Romo could have a big day throwing the ball.
Cause for concern: Beanie Wells. The Cardinals' running back rushed for 228 yards last week against the Rams, and while the Rams are by far the league's worst run defense, the Cowboys haven't been as tough or consistent against the run lately as they were earlier this season. The threat of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald threatens to draw Dallas' attention downfield, but they need to make sure and be tough up front against Wells, who's a powerful, determined runner and a major threat in the red zone, where Dallas has struggled.