Kyler Murray accounted for three touchdowns in his first game back home as a pro, Ezekiel Elliott set up the first two Arizona TDs with fumbles and the Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 on Monday night.
The speedy quarterback who won three high school championships and a Big 12 title at the home of the Cowboys improved to 7-0 as a starter at AT&T Stadium, throwing for two scores despite a rough start through the air and rushing for 74 yards and a TD.
It was the “Monday Night Football” debut for Murray and Kliff Kingsbury, who also had a happy first trip to his native Texas as an NFL coach.
The Cardinals (4-2) are tied for second place in the tough NFC West. Arizona is above .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2015, its most recent playoff year.
Andy Dalton had the rest of Dallas’ four turnovers with two interceptions in his first start for the Cowboys (2-4) in place of injured star Dak Prescott.
Murray misfired on eight of his first 11 passes and finished 9 of 24 for 188 yards. He hit Christian Kirk in stride on an 80-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Kenyan Drake rushed for two TDs and 164 yards.