The valley may be shrouded in clouds and misted in rain this weekend, but Kevin Kolb’s skies are clear and the sun is shining bright. Yesterday Kolb received all practice reps with the starting offensive unit for the first time in over a month. If all goes well the rest of the week Kolb should find himself behind center on Sunday against the rival Dallas Cowboys in the friendly confines of University of Phoenix Stadium.
After his epic performance on Sunday, running back Beanie Wells practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. To see him out there is encouraging that he will be ready to go against the Cowboys. It would be wrong to expect the same type of output we saw last Sunday, but with the possibility of Kevin Kolb’s return, Beanie will be the main cog in the offense. It will be no easy task. Dallas is ranked in the top ten defending against the run.
Beanie isn’t the only player the Cowboys will be focusing on. Rookie punt returner and defensive back Patrick Peterson is a threat to score every time the ball touches his hands. After his fourth punt return of 80 plus yards for a touchdown this season against the Rams, teams are fully aware of his capabilities. Give him room. He will score. Simple as that. Peterson’s rookie year is slowly being filled with awards for his return skills. Last week he received his second NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award this season and just a day later he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November. His stats in November included two touchdowns along with 279 yards and 16.9 yard average. Devin Hester who? The last Cardinal to win Special Teams Player of the Month was Kicker Neil Rackers in 2005. He did it twice that year.