The Arizona Cardinals steamrolled the Dallas Cowboys, 38-10, on Monday Night Football to notch their second straight win. The 28-point defeat tied for the Cowboys’ most lopsided home loss since AT&T Stadium in 2009.
Andy Dalton got the start at quarterback for the Cowboys, who were playing their first full game since star QB Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending dislocated ankle injury. Dalton struggled, completing 34-of-54 passes for 266 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. His 4.9 yards per attempt were particularly alarming.
The Cardinals relied on the ground attack to dismantle the Cowboys. Kenyan Drake carried 20 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns, while QB Kyler Murray ran for 74 yards and a TD on 10 rush attempts. Murray has registered six rushing TDs this season. As a passer, it was down game for Murray, who completed just 9-of-24 passes for 188 yards, two TDs and one pick.
Despite the loss, the Cowboys (2-4) remain in first place in the NFC East. The Cardinals (4-2) trail the undefeated Seattle Seahawks (6-0) in the NFC West, but would hold a wild-card spot in the playoffs if the season ended today.
To wrap up Week 6, here are four takeaways from the Cardinals’ blowout victory over the Cowboys.