The Arizona Cardinals escaped the Dallas Cowboys on the road Sunday 25-22 in what could be a preview of yet another exciting clash in the coming days.
The narrow victory was a huge sigh of relief for the Cardinals who smashed their three-game slippage. It helped that their star quarterback Kyler Murray was in a very familiar place. The 24-year-old QB grew up a few miles from Cowboys AT&T Stadium and according to Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams, Murray hasn’t lost a game there since high school.
The Cardinals star, who is now 9-0 at AT&T Stadium, put forth his steel mindset.
“Coming home I feel like myself personally, I can’t lose coming home. It’s the mentality. It’s just how I feel. Again, however, it’s not just a question of mentality. It’s about getting out and running. I think guys feel great when they come back here too. I do not know what it is. A big stadium, the fans, I don’t know what it is. You know, when you come back to Cowboys Stadium, it’s an important game, because that’s the feeling here. I’m glad the guys are supporting me today.
Murray had a sensational performance against the Cowboys, going 26 of 38 for 263 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 44 yards on nine carries.
With identical 11-5 records in the NFC, the Cardinals and Cowboys could meet again in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. The Cowboys might want to find a different venue for this one.