1996 Arizona Cardinals schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
7-9-0 0-0 5190 3688 1502 35 308 5361 3499 1862 25 337
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The Arizona Cardinals' seventy-sixth season was in 1996, playing their home games at Sun Devil Stadium. During the offseason they hired Vince Tobin to lead the team. Tobin previously was the defensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts and had nine years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 7-9-0, 5-3-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Simeon Rice was awarded with the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Indianapolis Colts 13-20
Week 2 Miami Dolphins 10-38
Week 3 @ New England Patriots 0-31
Week 4 @ New Orleans Saints 28-14
Week 5 St. Louis Rams 31-28
Week 7 @ Dallas Cowboys 3-17
Week 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-9
Week 9 New York Jets 21-31
Week 10 @ New York Giants 8-16
Week 11 @ Washington Redskins 37-34
Week 12 New York Giants 31-23
Week 13 Philadelphia Eagles 36-30
Week 14 @ Minnesota Vikings 17-41
Week 15 Dallas Cowboys 6-10
Week 16 Washington Redskins 27-26
Week 17 @ Philadelphia Eagles 19-29

1996 Arizona Cardinals Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Vince Tobin Offensive Coordinator: Jim Fassel Defensive Coordinator: Dave McGinnis Wide Receivers Coach: Vic Rapp Offensive Line Coach: Carl Mauck Running Backs Coach: Jim Skipper Tight Ends Coach: Geep Chryst Defensive Line Coach: Joe Greene Linebackers Coach: Glenn Pires Defensive Backs Coach: Larry Marmie Special Teams Coach: Al Everest Quality Control Coach: Geep Chryst Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bob Rogucki Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Paul Ricci General Manager: Bob Ferguson Assistant Athletic Trainer: Jeff Herndon