"Bill [Davis] always preaches go for the throwing arm," Cole said.
So that is what Cole did.
"When he is throwing, you get your hands up and make it hard and try to get in front of the ball," Cole said.
Logan recovered the fumble on the Arizona 25-yard line, and the Eagles scored the game's first touchdown four plays later.
Cole, whose five sacks this year have come in the last four games, also moved into a second-place tie with Clyde Simmons on the Eagles all-time sack list. Both have 76. Reggie White, with 124, owns the team record.
"It's very special," Cole said about being in elite sack company.
Cole has had a simple philosophy.
During "my time here playing for Eagles, I will leave a legacy and keep playing hard, and we will keep winning games."
Cole and Graham have not had an easy adjustment moving from defensive ends in the Eagles' old 4-3 defense to outside linebackers in Davis' 3-4 alignment.
Now in his ninth season, Cole admits that moving positions was an adjustment.
"I have been playing eight years as defensive end and this is my ninth year, as an outside linebacker, and it is a big jump to be in coverage," said Cole, who has had multiple sacks in consecutive games three times in his career.
Despite the difficulty, he came in this season with a positive mind-set about accepting the challenge.
"I told myself in the beginning of the year I was going to make it work regardless and was going to play for the Philadelphia Eagles," Cole said.
Besides the different responsibilities in pass coverage, Cole said there is another major difference he noticed in the 3-4.
"The pocket is very different, and the quarterback has different ways to leak out when you are playing a 3-4 as opposed to a 4-3," he said.
Of course, Palmer isn't very mobile, and the Eagles felt if they would get heat on the Arizona quarterback, the sacks would come. Palmer was sacked five times.
"He stands back there and is not a threat to run," Graham said. "We made sure we collapsed the pocket."
Graham, the 2010 first-round draft choice from Michigan, had gone the previous eight games without a sack.
It was his first multi-sack game since recording 2.5 in last year's 34-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 13.
Graham said both sacks against the Cardinals came off stunts. Like Cole, Graham said the key has been to keep working hard to learn his new position.
"Every day I am grinding from the bottom," Graham said. "I am always going to have a chip on my shoulder, and today was just one of those days. It was a great day for me, and I am trying to continue to keep on having them."
Eagles' All-Time Sack Leaders
Reggie White 124
Trent Cole 76
Clyde Simmons 76
Hugh Douglas 54.5
Greg Brown 50.5
Andy Harmon 39.5
Seth Joyner 37
William Fuller 35.5
Dennis Harrison 34
William Thomas 33
The Eagles' defense the last eight games does not resemble the unit from the first four weeks. And that's a good thing for the Birds. Here are some statistical comparisons:
Weeks 1-4 Weeks 5-13
Punts forced per game 2.8 5.8
Opp. quarterback rating 107.2 72.5
Interceptions per game 0.5 1.6
Completion percentage 70.2 56.6
TDs allowed per game 4.0 1.9
SOURCE: Philadelphia Eagles