Thanks to Jibin Liu and Ghislain Prince for presenting this little gem at the 2018 Dev Summit in their session "Python: Working with Feature Data." This is an easy method of allowing you to access fields in your cursor by name instead of index number.
for row in cursor:
yield dict(zip(cursor.fields, row))
with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(table, fields) as cursor:
for row in row_as_dict(cursor):