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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Cowboys trail 7-0 -- after 15 seconds!

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Not the start the Cowboys were looking for against the Cardinals. J.J. Arrington takes the opening kickoff back 93 yards for a touchdown. After watching several replays, it looks like rookie Mike Jenkins broke containment on the sideline. Anthony Spencer had the best shot at Arrington, but he barely slowed him down.

Rookie Orlando Scandrick and kicker Nick Folk were the safety valves, and they never had a shot. Looked like former Cowboys receiver Jerheme Urban did a nice job of sealing Scandrick the last 30 or 40 yards.

If the Cowboys lose this game, special teams coach Bruce Read is going to receive a ton of heat. Dallas has not been the same since Bruce DeHaven left to take a job with the Seahawks.

There are some people who were hoping Jerry Jones would fire Read and bring back former special teams coach Joe Avezzano, a mainstay during the Super Bowl years and a finalist for the head-coaching job that Dave Campo eventually received.