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Cardinals Get Optimistic News With James Conner Latest Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Arizona Cardinals got optimistic news regarding running back James Conner's latest injury update.
The Arizona Cardinals got optimistic news regarding running back James Conner's latest injury update. / Chris Coduto/GettyImages

It's no question that the Arizona Cardinals find themselves in the middle of a slump. They have lost three straight games, but could get a key player back on offense in Week 17. Running back James Conner is listed as a game-time decision and there is optimism that he will be able to suit up.

James Conner Injury Update

This is great news given Conner only participated in practice one day this past week. The former Pittsburgh standout was forced to miss the Cardinals' last game due to his lingering heel injury. His status against the Dallas Cowboys will likely come down to how he looks during team warm-ups.

Conner has been a staple on this Arizona offense this season, rushing for 700 yards and racking up 334 receiving yards through 14 games played. He has acted as a ground-and-pound ball-carrier for head coach Kliff Kingsbury and currently ranks second in the NFL with 14 rushing touchdowns

The Cardinals have a chance to do some damage on the ground Sunday. Dallas has posted the 14th-worst rush defense DVOA rating and is giving up 4.5 yards per carry on the year (T-No. 22 in NFL). Meanwhile, Arizona is averaging a healthy 122.1 yards on the ground per game (No. 10 in NFL).

Keep an eye on Conner's status leading up to kickoff at 4:25 p.m. EST. He will be aiming to join starter Chase Edmonds in what is a strong NFL backfield. For now, the Cardinals head into a matchup against the Cowboys as 6.5-point road underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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