Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray absolutely enjoyed returning to his home and putting up a big performance against the Dallas Cowboys to lead his team to a 38-10 win at AT&T Stadium. AT&T Stadium is only 41 miles from Allen, Texas -- the place where Murray was born.
Murray has now improved to 7-0 at AT&T Stadium all-time as he also enjoyed success at the stadium during his high school and college football days. "It was fun," Murray said, per ESPN. "It brought back a lot of memories.
It felt like I'd been playing there every Sunday, honestly. It was comfortable, felt good." The week before the game, Murray didn't want all of the focus to be on him as he says he would not be where he is now without his teammates.
"It's special. I'm not gonna lie," Murray told ESPN's Lisa Salters after the game. "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."
Murray thought he was a little bit off against the Cowboys
Murray completed 9-of-24 of his passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
"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." But Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury was thrilled with the way Murray did the job against the Cowboys. "I thought Kyler did a nice job," 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."