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Going where no roster has gone before

10/12/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

PHOENIX -- Greetings from the sunny, cloudless and soon-to-be warm desert. The weather isn't the only reason it feels like training camp around here. The other reason: Expectations remain high for the home team, usual for mid-October.

The Cardinals (3-2) can claim legitimacy with a victory over the Dallas Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Let me recognize the occasion by providing roided-out rosters for the Cardinals, Cowboys and the other NFC West teams and their Week 6 opponents. If that's not enough, be sure to check out the sheets allowing you to sort each team's offense and defense by 18 statistical categories through the first five weeks. This is a relatively weighty file -- 3.5MB -- but worth the trouble for those of us who simply cannot get enough. Download here.

For the uninitiated, these rosters are 25-category testimonials to what happens when good intention get out of hand.

Each allows for sorting by jersey number, name, three levels of positions, height, weight, exact age, starting status, college, college conference, transaction note, roster status, starts (2005, 2006, 2007), drafted player's head coach, drafted by, draft year, draft round, overall draft position and more.