1995 Arizona Cardinals season

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1995 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coach Buddy Ryan
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1994 1996 >

The 1995 Arizona Cardinals began the season seeking to improve their 8–8 finish of 1994. The Cardinals would ultimately finish with four fewer victories, resulting in the ouster of head coach Buddy Ryan and his entire staff.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1995 NFL Draft
1995 Arizona Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 47 Frank Sanders  Wide receiver Auburn
3 80 Stoney Case  Quarterback New Mexico
5 150 Cedric Davis  Defensive back Tennessee State
5 165 Lance Scott  Center Utah
5 167 Tito Paul  Defensive back Ohio State
6 205 Anthony Bridges  Defensive back North Texas
7 212 Billy Williams  Wide receiver Tennessee
7 224 Wesley Leasy  Linebacker Mississippi State
7 241 Chad Eaton  Defensive tackle Washington State
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1995 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office
  • President – Bill Bidwill
  • Vice President – Larry Wilson
  • Assistant General Manager – Joe Woolley
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Keith Kidd
  • Director of College Scouting – Bo Bolinger

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Dave Atkins
  • Quarterbacks – Matt Cavanaugh
  • Running Backs – George Martinez
  • Receivers/Tight Ends – Ted Plumb
  • Offensive Line – Dan Neal
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki

Roster[edit]

1995 Arizona Cardinals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs


Wide receivers


Tight ends


Offensive linemen


Defensive linemen

Linebackers


Defensive backs


Special teams


Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 at Washington Redskins L 27–7
52,731
2 September 10, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles L 31–19
45,004
3 September 17, 1995 at Detroit Lions W 20–17
58,727
4 September 24, 1995 at Dallas Cowboys L 34–20
64,560
5 October 1, 1995 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–3
50,211
6 October 8, 1995 at New York Giants L 27–21
68,463
7 October 15, 1995 Washington Redskins W 24–20
42,370
8 Bye
9 October 29, 1995 Seattle Seahawks W 20–14
39,600
10 November 5, 1995 at Denver Broncos L 38–6
71,488
11 November 12, 1995 Minnesota Vikings L 30–24
51,342
12 November 19, 1995 at Carolina Panthers L 27–7
49,582
13 November 26, 1995 Atlanta Falcons W 40–37
35,147
14 November 30, 1995 New York Giants L 10–6
44,246
15 December 9, 1995 at San Diego Chargers L 28–25
55,258
16 December 17, 1995 at Philadelphia Eagles L 21–20
62,076
17 December 25, 1995 Dallas Cowboys L 37–13
72,394

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 435 291
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 318 338
Washington Redskins 6 10 0 .375 326 359
New York Giants 5 11 0 .313 290 340
Arizona Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 275 422

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Awards and records[edit]

  • Larry Centers, Franchise Record (since broken), Most Receptions in One Season, 101 [3]
  • Greg Davis, Franchise Record, Most Field Goals in One Season, 30 [3]
  • Garrison Hearst, NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Milestones[edit]

Pop culture[edit]

The season was featured in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Portions of the film centered around fictional wide receiver Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., and his agent Jerry Maguire, played by Tom Cruise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Arizona Cardinals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ 1995 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics – Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 94
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440

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