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Kyler Murray made up three touchdowns in his first home game as a pro, Ezekiel Elliott prepared Arizona’s first two touchdowns with fumbles and the Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 38 -10 Monday evening

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

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 was nothing like the NFL’s lead 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 were dragged by 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 in a row road game for Arizona

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’s already five fumbles (four lost) this season – a career-shy one for an entire season as the NFL’s worst grossing margin fell to minus-12 with four giveaways and no takeout. p>

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

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

INJURIES Martin was briefly injured and returned, then came out for good after taking a knee to the helmet Second-year player Connor McGovern took his place, leaving left guard Connor Williams as the only starter in the preseason still in the lineup

PANDEMIC CROWD The Cowboys have had fans in all four home games, the biggest so far (barely) at 25,174 against the Cardinals While this is the most coronavirus-friendly setting yet with the retractable roof open for the first time, TV shots have shown many fans without face masks. Dallas fills about 31% of 80,000-seat stadium State allows up to 50%

UP NEXTCardinals: Seattle home on Sunday to start a three-game home streak that should also 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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