Rookie Arrington set as starting back

The biggest question surrounding rookie J.J. Arrington is whether he has the durability to be an every-down back.

Updated: August 15, 2005, 2:37 PM ET
By John Clayton |
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Here are five observations on the Arizona Cardinals, based on Saturday's practice and Sunday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys:

J.J. Arrington looks like a smaller version of Travis Henry, but he lacks Henry's toughness. Arrington took a shot to the side during the Cardinals' exhibition win over the Cowboys Saturday, lost the football and had to miss a couple of series getting his wind back.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer