Dwyer finished with 31 rushing yards on nine carries, which included a 1-yard touchdown run on the team's opening drive. It was his third career rushing touchdown and first since the 2012 season with Pittsburgh. The touchdown was set up after Larry Fitzgerald's 8-yard touchdown catch was overturned, as it was ruled his knee was down at the 1-yard line before he stretched across the goal line.
The Cardinals are back in action Week 3 vs. San Francisco.
With starter Andre Ellington battling a sore foot,
Dwyer failed on a 2-point conversion try. Taking a direct snap, he was gang-tackled before he get close to the goal line.
If Andre Ellington (foot) is unable to play Monday night against the Chargers,
Ellington is nursing a foot issue that could keep him out an "extended period time," according to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910.
Dwyer signed with Arizona in the offseason after starting only six of his first 36 career games. He has totaled 971 yards on 230 carries, averaging 4.2 yards per attempt on the ground.
Dwyer is competing with Stepfan Taylor for opportunities behind starter Andre Ellington.
"We have all the confidence in the world in Stepfan and Jonathan," Arians said. "Jonathan had a big, long run (Tuesday) and Stef did an unbelievable job in pass protection. It’s an ongoing thing, and we’ll use them both.
"We won’t really have a two and a three. They’ll have roles and go into games with roles so everybody knows exactly what to expect. And when your number’s called to increase your role, you better be ready."
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/5/14||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|15||12/11/14||@ STL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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