The Dallas Cowboys should have a sizable home-field advantage this weekend when they welcome in the Arizona Cardinals for Week 17 matchup on Sunday.
However, that might not be the case due to Kyler Murray's remarkable track record at AT&T Stadium.
The Cardinals quarterback has spent plenty of time over the years at the Cowboys home stadium and has posted a perfect 8-0 record during his career in football. Murray's most recent win came at the NFL level, against the Cowboys in 2020, but he also won five high school games and two college contests when playing at AT&T.
The 24-year-old isn't entirely sure why he's able to win in AT&T Stadium, but he's certainly hoping to carry that momentum into Sunday's matchup.
“Since high school, I just think I’ve been on pretty good teams. I’ve had the privilege to play with a lot of great players, a lot of great coaches. We’ve showed up whenever we’ve played there … I guess just good juju in that building,” Murray said,
Kyler Murray on being 8-0 at AT&T Stadium: “Since high school, I just think I’ve been on pretty good teams. I’ve had the privilege to play with a lot of great players, a lot of great coaches. We’ve showed up whenever we’ve played there … I guess just good juju in that building.” pic.twitter.com/ig2a6Lz8SA
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Murray will have his work cut out for him this weekend against the Cowboys. Dallas has returned most of its starters on defense, making for a fearsome unit that terrorized Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team last Sunday night.
The Cardinals also head into the Week 17 game against the NFC East champs on a bit of a downswing. After starting the season at 10-2, Arizona has lost its last three contests to the Los Angeles Rams, the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts.
At 10-5, the Cardinals still comfortably hold onto a postseason spot with two games to go, but have fallen out of the lead in the NFC West. If Arizona wants to get back in the conversation for home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, Murray will have to lead his team to victory this weekend.
Cardinals-Cowboys kick off from AT&T Stadium on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.