Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray can’t seem to do anything wrong whenever he visits AT&T Stadium, and his successful ways continued on Monday night during the Cardinals dominant victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
With the 38-10 win over the Cowboys, Murray improved to 7-0 all time at the stadium through high school, college and the NFL playing at AT&T Stadium, which is 41 miles from Murray’s hometown of Allen, Texas..
“It was fun,” Murray said, according to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss. “It brought back a lot of memories. It felt like I’d been playing there every Sunday, honestly. It was comfortable, felt good.”
“It’s special. I’m not gonna lie,” Murray said following the game, according to ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “I tried to not make it about me all week ’cause it’s not about me. It’s about my team. And we came out here and got the job done against a good Cowboys team. But … coming back home, I think anybody wants to get a win when you come back home, so I’m happy we did.”
“I thought Kyler did a nice job,” Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “That’s not easy when that’s all everybody’s been talking about all week, and he’s probably had this one circled on his calendar since it came out. But I thought he handled himself well. We were close on a couple things early, had some close throws that I think we’ll make in the future. May have been a little too revved up, but I think throughout the game he continued to make plays with his feet that extended drives, and I was proud of the way he handled himself.
“For me, it was just exciting to see our team play on the Monday night stage, and the way they embraced it and the effort and energy was what was meaningful to me.”
Murray admitted that he felt a “little off all night”.
“Just little detailed things that we gotta clean up, which lead to incompletions or timing deals,” Murray said. “I missed a throw to Hop [Hopkins], which shouldn’t happen, and then missed a throw to Larry [Fitzgerald], just a lot of stuff left out there, a lot of opportunities left out there. It could’ve been a lot better.”
Murray also credited the Cardinals defense, which took it to the Cowboys offense all game.
“They played great,” Murray said of their defense. “Honestly, great’s not even the word. I don’t even have a word for it, but to hold them to three points for most of game with the weapons that they have over there, force three turnovers, it’s a testament to them, all the hard work they’ve been putting in.
“I deal with them every day in practice, and for them to come out here on Monday night and do what they did is a big deal.”