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ARLINGTON, Texas – Maybe Kyler Murray will lose a game on the Dallas Cowboys one of these days

It wasn’t going to be a night the Arizona quarterback watched his hometown star get another breakaway night

Murray made up three touchdowns in his first home game as a professional, Ezekiel Elliott organized the visiting team’s first two touchdowns with fumbles and the Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 on Monday night

The quick quarterback who won three high school championships and a Big 12 title at the Cowboys’ home improved to 7-0 as a starter at AT&T Stadium, scoring two points despite a tough start in the air and rushing for 74 yards and a TD

“It’s not easy when that’s what everyone’s been talking about all week,” said coach Kliff Kingsbury “This one has probably been circled on his schedule since his release But I thought that he behaved well « 

It was the debut of « Monday Night Football » for Murray, a Texas star obsessed with high school football while playing in suburban Dallas, and Kingsbury, who also had a happy first trip to his native Texas as an NFL coach

« It was fun, I brought back a lot of memories, » said Murray. « It felt like playing there every Sunday honestly It’s comfortable, it feels good »

Retired after six seasons at Texas Tech in 2018 with no record for Big 12 wins, Kingsbury was hired by Arizona soon after and the Cardinals (4-2) are tied for second spot in tough NFC West Arizona is above 500 at the end of the season for the first time since 2015, its last year of the playoffs

Andy Dalton made the rest of Dallas’ four turnovers with two interceptions on his first start for the Cowboys in place of injured star Dak Prescott, just down the road from where he had an outstanding career at the TCU

The nine-year-old Cincinnati starter led a win from behind over the New York Giants in Week 5 after Prescott’s horrific compound fracture to his right ankle There was nothing that looked like a rally this time

While the Dallas offense looked nothing like the leading NFL unit, it was with Prescott – and lost the fourth of his five scheduled starting offensive linemen in the Quadruple All- Pro Zack Martin (concussion in first quarter) – Elliott’s mistakes led to the fifth straight game in which the Cowboys called at least two touchdowns

The Cowboys (2-4) overcame two of those deficits, which is why they were sure to stay in first place in the dismal NFC East no matter what happened in the last of three games. in a row at home – and a third consecutive road game for Arizona

« The record is what it is right now, the division is what it is right now, but it’s still early days, » said Dalton « There is still a lot of football to play , and for us we have to improve ourselves as a football team « 

Elliott was briefly benched after the two-time ground champion lost a second fumble in the same game for the first time in his career He already has five fumbles (four lost) this season – a career-shy one for an entire season as the NFL’s worst rolling margin fell to minus-12 with four giveaways and no takeout

Murray was playing in the $ 1 2 billion stadium with the retractable roof and giant video card for the first time since Oklahoma dominated rivals Texas in the Big 12 Championship game

As the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner missed eight of his first 11 passes and finished 9 of 24 for 188 yards, Murray hit Christian Kirk in stride on an 80-yard touchdown for a 21-0 lead. in the second quarter

« It wasn’t as good as it should have been, » said Murray, who tied Jim Hart’s 1968 franchise season record for QBs with his sixth TD in the race. « Wasn’t as precise as I should have been It didn’t live up to my standards, so I have to be better »

Kirk opened the scoring on a 6-yard throw sweep that counted as one pass after Elliott’s first fumble Kenyan Drake scored a 1 after Elliott’s second error, while Murray added a run of 1 yard of TD

With the game spiraling out of control in the final two minutes, Drake broke free for a 69-yard touchdown, giving him 164 yards

Former Texas A&M star Kirk came in with two 100-yard games and five touchdowns in three wins over Arkansas at the home of the Cowboys His two catches in this game were for scores

“When the bright lights come on, the cream of the crop rises,” Kirk said “It’s something about the big moments, the level of play always rises It’s just up to par. the occasion « 

Martin was briefly injured and returned, then came out for good after taking a helmet knee. Second-year Connor McGovern took his place, leaving left guard Connor Williams as the lone starter in the pre -season still in line

The Cowboys have had fans in all four home games, the biggest to date (barely) at 25,174 against the Cardinals Despite being the most coronavirus-friendly setting yet with the retractable roof open for the first time, TV shots showed many fans without masks on their noses Dallas fills about 31% of 80,000-seat stadium State allows up to 50%

Cardinals: Seattle at home on Sunday to start a three-game back-to-back home series that is also expected to include the bye, meaning Arizona won’t be on the road for a month barring COVID-19 changes

Cowboys: Washington on Sunday in the first of two straight road games against opponents from the NFC East

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