Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury return home and get blowout of Cowboys

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Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray had happy homecomings, beating up on a homecoming opponent.

The Cardinals came to AT&T Stadium and acted as if they owned the place, whipping the home team from start to finish. Arizona beat (and beat up) the Cowboys 38-10. They are 4-2, good for a second-place tie with the Rams behind the Seahawks.

Murray, who grew up a hop, skip and jump from AT&T Stadium in Allen, threw two touchdowns and ran for another. Kingsbury, who played and coached at Texas Tech, called the plays for an offense that rolled to 438 yards.

DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk also have Texas ties, with Hopkins having played seven seasons in Houston and Kirk having played collegiately at Texas A&M. Kirk caught two passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns, one covering 80 yards, and Hopkins had two catches for 73 yards, including a 60-yarder.

The Cowboys don’t have Jason Garrett to blame anymore. So what now?

They remain in first place despite the 2-4 record, with their only wins are over the Falcons and Giants, who are a combined 2-10.

For the first time in 70 games, the Cowboys played a game without Dak Prescott. It was not pretty.

It didn’t help that right guard Zack Martin departed in the first half with a concussion, leaving left guard Connor Williams as the only starter in the line.

Andy Dalton took three sacks and eight quarterback hits. He threw two interceptions, and Ezekiel Elliott lost two fumbles. The Cardinals converted the turnovers into three touchdowns and a field goal.

Dalton finished 34 of 54 for 266 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Cardinals safety Budda Baker had seven tackles, a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a pass breakup, and linebacker Haason Reddick had two sacks.

41 responses to “Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury return home and get blowout of Cowboys

  1. Jerry will cook up someone or something to blame or defend. Don’t worry about that. He stuck with Garrett for almost a decade. Providing the franchise continues to bring in the money, he will wait out McCarthy for at least a couple years.

  2. Dunno that most people actually blamed garrett. He was just a fun target with all the damn clapping lol. Blame is to Jerrah. Spending so much on offense puts all your eggs in that basket. Now with a rash of injuries his pocket change defense won’t be able to keep them in many games.

  3. Gonna be hilarious when Dak ends up with the Giants or the Eagles and scorches the Dallas Jerry Jonses for years to come.

  4. Don’t get carried away saying it was not Garret’s fault. That was a totally different team. Byron jones is gone Quinn is gone bennett is gone. Starting linebacker is gone. Fredrick’s is gone smith is gone collins is gone williams is back in getting run over. And Kris richards is not coaching up poor defensive backs. It’s not even close to the same team garrett had

  5. Funny .. I swear half the comments are bots. Earlier column two different names posted the exact same comment

    Seriously.. How many injuries do the cowboys have and people still act like they should be winning

  6. Just saw McCarthy’s press conference. De javu. As a long suffering Packer fan, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen his hang dog Droopy/Eeyore act. You’ll see a lot more of that in the future. Gonna be a long couple seasons Boys. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

  7. How Dallas DC Mike Nolan is still employed is beyond me. The defense gets steamrolled week after week. The Cowboys don’t have bad defensive players, so it’s got to be the scheme Nolan employs. Here’s what opposing offenses have scored this season: 20, 39, 38, 49, 34, and 38. At this point, fire Nolan and let a young defensive coach on the staff take a crack at it. Couldn’t be any worse.

  8. @tylawsbrokenfoot says:
    October 19, 2020 at 11:47 pm
    Dunno that most people actually blamed garrett. He was just a fun target with all the damn clapping lol. Blame is to Jerrah. Spending so much on offense puts all your eggs in that basket. Now with a rash of injuries his pocket change defense won’t be able to keep them in many games.
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    I think Jerruh paid lots of money on defense too. Problem is he didn’t spend where he should have and that’s at the QB position. Trying to win on the cheap with Andy Dalton.

  9. I believe that the sentiment is called schadenfreude. Of course, it is not very endearing, but I LOVE IT! Pity that the score wasn’t a record-breaking 74.

  10. Can’t wait until the Cowboys excuses start rolling especially from their fans who blamed Garret and Dak for a lack of success.
    Say he didn’t fumble two times tonight. Would a loss of 24 to 10 been better? I can do the same thing. What about the dropped interception the Cardinals had? What about the overthrow of a wide open Fitz? What about the deep ball to Isabella where he took the wrong angle.
    It could have easily been 52 to 10 Cryboys.

  11. The NFC East is special. In the sense that even you’re under .500, you have a shot at the division title, way past mid season.

  12. Well, Aaron Rodgers had a bad game yesterday too, so at least we can’t say Rodgers would have saved McCarthy last night….Funny that they both lost by the exact same score this week!

  13. The best part was seeing Zeke get embarrassed after doing his annoying “feed me” routine after every run early in the game.

    I do feel bad for Dalton, he expected to have the best seat in the house at ATT stadium watching the game, now he’s behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league being forced to throw and run for his life. This game wasn’t on him but he’s not very mobile and routinely had the pocket collapse.

    For the 1st 3 quarters were the Cowboys really any different than with Dak? I think the Cowboys were down by 21 points or so in every game Dak played. The difference was the Cards kept the pressure up in the 4th Qtr instead of playing pass prevent that allowed Dak to get all those empty yards.

  14. Maybe Elliot needs some of those ugly nose rings on his hands to help him latch onto the ball and hang on to it? Remember when they called Emmitt Smith “Fumblena?” Welcome to Dallas, Zeke.

  15. McCarthy looks like an old coach unable to keep up with the trends getting blown out by a guy who was coaching in college a couple of years ago.

  16. steelpalace5000 says:
    October 19, 2020 at 11:49 pm
    Don’t get carried away saying it was not Garret’s fault. That was a totally different team. Byron jones is gone Quinn is gone bennett is gone. Starting linebacker is gone. Fredrick’s is gone smith is gone collins is gone williams is back in getting run over. And Kris richards is not coaching up poor defensive backs. It’s not even close to the same team garrett had.
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    You make it sound like Dallas didn’t still have free-agency and a draft to try and replace some of those players. You sign your number 1 wide receiver to a 5 year/$100 million deal and then use your first round pick on another receiver? Priorities. No mention of Lawrence being non-existent this season on defense? Could it have anything to do with the new DC and scheme? “Kriss Richards is not coaching up the DBs,” say what? Richards was let go right after Garrett left town. McCarthy hired the new DB coaches. No mention of the year that Mike McCarthy spent studying player analytics either? Surely he would’ve been able to bring in a player or two that would have the best season of their career, right?

  17. Please remove Jerrah’s team from the Sunday night games going forward and flex a good game in their place…PLEASE!

  18. This just reinforces the fact that Jerry gave a lucrative, long term contract to the wrong player. The price for Dak’s services just went up – again.

  19. But but but, Peter King said Mike McCarthy has done all the analytics and works hard now?! How could this happen?!

  20. Garrett was never the problem. The problem is the owner…always has been. Until JJ dies or relinquishes control..the cowboys will be mediocre at best and a dumpster fire at worst.

  21. K. Murray was 9 of 24 passing. He runs and hands off with the best of them, but if that’s it, the Cardinals aren’t going anywhere near a Super Bowl.

  22. Just saw McCarthy’s press conference. De javu. As a long suffering Packer fan, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen his hang dog Droopy/Eeyore act. You’ll see a lot more of that in the future. Gonna be a long couple seasons Boys. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

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    So a “long suffering” Packers fan is winning a Superbowl was 2010? Or being a very respectable team for the most part since then?

  23. Just like the game commentators, talking what Dallas did wrong…when they should be talking what AZ did right. Difference between large and small market teams.

  24. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    October 20, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Please do not put any more NFC East games in prime time.

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    Well, this Thursday night is Eagles-Giants, so………….

  25. Kyler “Mediocre” Murray carried to yet another win by his team as we pretend he had anything to do with it.

  26. How are articles being written about the game last night and Budda Baker isn’t mentioned in every paragraph? He was a laser guided missile on every play. Plus now he finally has an interception to justify being the highest paid safety in history /s

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