Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray Returns to Texas
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is back in Texas for the first time since winning the Big 12 Championship at Oklahoma.
Murray makes his return to Texas for the first time since 2018, as the Arizona Cardinals take on the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. While his 43-game win streak in Texas ended, he is still holding on to a perfect 6-0 record at AT&T Stadium.
“Going back home, playing in Dallas, it’s obviously a big game for us on Monday night in front of everybody,” Murray said in an interview on Friday. “I obviously have to stay composed, play my game, play our game, execute at a high level in order to win.
“There are a lot of good memories there: three state championships. The last one, Big 12 Championship—I don’t know—that was a pretty special one.”
Kyler Murray attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas from 2010 to 2014. As quarterback for the Eagles, Murray finished with a 42-0 record – winning three state championships in the process – and finished with over 10,000 passing yards and 117 touchdowns.
The five-star recruit also won the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2014, when he threw a career-high 4,713 yards and 56 touchdowns. He also ran for nearly 1,500 yards, and finished with 25 rushing touchdowns.
Murray also played baseball while in high school. The 5’9 shortstop was considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 MLB Draft, but decided to play football at Texas A&M instead.
His perfect record continued while at Texas A&M, as he defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks in his only start for the Aggies. After the season, Murray decided to transfer to Oklahoma, ending his continuous winning streak in Texas at 43 games.
The streak would end in 2018, when the Sooners lost to the Texas Longhorns in Dallas. While at Oklahoma, Murray finished with 5,406 passing yards, and 50 touchdowns in two seasons. He also had 1,478 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns for the Sooners.
The Cardinals look to go 4-2 with a win against the Dallas Cowboys, who will be without starting quarterback Dak Prescott – who is out four to six months with an ankle injury.