1989 Phoenix Cardinals season

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1989 Phoenix Cardinals season
Head coach Gene Stallings& Hank Kuhlmann
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1988 1990

The 1989 Phoenix Cardinals season was the team's 70th year with the National Football League and the 2nd season in Phoenix. Following a 5–11 campaign, the Cardinals decided to fire head coach Gene Stallings after four seasons.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 10 Eric Hill Linebacker Louisiana State
1 17 Joe Wolf Offensive Guard Boston College
2 40 Walter Reeves Tight End Auburn
3 67 Mike Zandofsky Guard Washington
4 94 Jim Wahler Defensive Tackle UCLA
5 123 Richard Tardits Linebacker Georgia
5 128 David Edeen Defensive End Wyoming
6 150 Jay Taylor Defensive Back San Jose State
7 177 Rickey Royal Defensive Back Sam Houston State
8 207 John Burch Running Back Tennessee-Martin
9 234 Kendall Trainor Kicker Arkansas
10 261 Chris Becker Punter Texas Christian
11 291 Jeffrey Hunter Defensive End Albany State
12 318 Todd Nelson Guard Wisconsin
1 2 Timm Rosenbach (Supplemental Draft) Quarterback Washington State

Regular season[edit]

In week 10, Tim McDonald returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown to beat the Dallas Cowboys.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1989 at Detroit Lions W 16–13
36,735
2 September 17, 1989 at Seattle Seahawks W 34–24
60,444
3 September 24, 1989 at New York Giants L 35–7
75,742
4 October 1, 1989 San Diego Chargers L 24–13
44,201
5 October 8, 1989 at Washington Redskins L 30–28
53,335
6 October 15, 1989 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–5
42,620
7 October 22, 1989 Atlanta Falcons W 34–20
33,894
8 October 29, 1989 at Dallas Cowboys W 19–10
44,431
9 November 5, 1989 New York Giants L 20–13
46,588
10 November 12, 1989 Dallas Cowboys W 24–20
49,657
11 November 19, 1989 at Los Angeles Rams L 37–14
53,176
12 November 26, 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–13
33,297
13 December 3, 1989 Washington Redskins L 29–10
38,870
14 December 10, 1989 at Los Angeles Raiders L 16–14
41,785
15 December 16, 1989 Denver Broncos L 37–0
56,071
16 December 24, 1989 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–14
43,287

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
New York Giants(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 348 252
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 342 274
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 8–4 386 308
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 258 377
Dallas Cowboys 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–13 204 393

Roster[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1990 NFL Pro Set Tim McDonald trading card, Card No. 259, Pro Set Properties
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 453