On Wednesday it was announced that the Arizona Cardinals' game on Christmas Day versus the Dallas Cowboys was sold out. This makes a fourth consecutive sold out season for at University of Phoenix Stadium. It means that the game will be aired locally on television. It is being televised on NFL Network and also locally on UPN 45 (Cox Cable 9).
Fan balloting for the Pro Bowl ended on Monday. Five Arizona Cardinals were in the top five in voting in the NFC for their positions. Punter Ben Graham finished as the top vote getter for NFC punters. Larry Fitzgerald was number four among NFC receivers (behind DeSean Jackson, Roddy White and Calvin Johnson). Safety Adrian Wilson was number three at his position, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was fourth at his and guard Alan Faneca was fifth.
The fan voting is one third of the total calculations for the Pro Bowl. The players and coaches also vote. The NFL will announce the Pro Bowl teams next week. As written earlier here on SB Nation Arizona, there were other Cardinals that deserved fan votes, including Jay Feely, Kerry Rhodes, Paris Lenon and LaRod Stephens-Howling. Hopefully in a disappointing season, there can be some individual accolades for those that have performed at a high level.
On the injury front, Joey Porter's triceps injury is considered a strain and is listed as day-to-day. He did not practice today and neither did Stephens-Howling, due to his pulled hamstring. "Hyphen" might not be ready for the game against the Cowboys. Derek Anderson returned to practice but was limited. Clark Haggans (groin) and Calais Campbell (ankle) were also limited.
Porter has not been ruled out for Saturday. If he is unable to play, rookie O'Brien Schofield would start in his place. Schofield has played very well on special teams and has contributed much more than expected, considering he was recovering from a knee injury and was not expected to play much at all this year.