1988 Phoenix Cardinals season

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1988 Phoenix Cardinals season
Head coachGene Stallings
OwnerBill Bidwill
Home fieldSun Devil Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place4th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Luis Sharpe
WR J. T. Smith
PR Ron Wolfley
Season tickets for the Cardinals' 1988 inaugural season in Arizona.

The 1988 Phoenix Cardinals season was the franchise's 69th season in the National Football League and the first season in Phoenix. The Cardinals would match their 7–8 record from 1987, but finished with one more loss, going 7–9, as 1987 was a one-game strike shortened season, and 1988 was a full 16 game season. The Cardinals move to Phoenix marked the first time an NFL team called a place in Arizona home.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Phoenix Cardinals staff
Front office
  • President – Bill Bidwill
  • Vice President and General Manager – Larry Wilson
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Erik Widmark
  • Director of Player Personnel – George Boone

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – LeBaron Caruthers

Roster[edit]

1988 Phoenix 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 4, 1988 at Cincinnati Bengals L 21–14
50,404
2 September 12, 1988 Dallas Cowboys L 17–14
67,139
3 September 18, 1988 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–24
35,034
4 September 25, 1988 Washington Redskins W 30–21
61,973
5 October 2, 1988 at Los Angeles Rams W 41–27
49,830
6 October 9, 1988 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–14
53,278
7 October 16, 1988 at Washington Redskins L 33–17
54,402
8 October 23, 1988 Cleveland Browns L 29–21
61,261
9 October 30, 1988 at Dallas Cowboys W 16–10
42,196
10 November 6, 1988 San Francisco 49ers W 24–23
64,544
11 November 13, 1988 New York Giants W 24–17
65,324
12 November 20, 1988 at Houston Oilers L 38–20
43,843
13 November 27, 1988 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–21
57,918
14 December 4, 1988 at New York Giants L 44–7
73,438
15 December 10, 1988 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–17
54,832
16 December 18, 1988 Green Bay Packers L 26–17
44,586

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Philadelphia Eagles(3) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 379 319 W2
New York Giants 10 6 0 .625 5–3 9–5 359 304 L1
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 4–4 6–6 345 387 L2
Phoenix Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 3–5 6–6 344 398 L5
Dallas Cowboys 3 13 0 .188 2–6 3–9 265 381 L1

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