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Kyler Murray, the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback who was drafted by the Oakland A’s in the MLB draft, has created a lot of buzz for himself. And that’s not only because he’s an incredible athlete, but he’s also super-smart and has a ton of charisma. For example, check out this interview he did with ESPN about why he doesn’t consider himself a Cowboys fan.

Before Kyler Murray started scoring touchdowns with the Arizona Cardinals, he lived in Dallas Cowboys country. The former first-round pick grew up in Bedford, Texas, less than 10 miles from AT&T Stadium. It makes sense that Murray loved Tony Romo and the Cowboys as a child and young adult. But, as he explained in a recent interview, this theory could not be further from the truth.

Kyler Murray says Cowboys were always an asshole when he was growing up

word-image-8338 word-image-8339 Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray didn’t grow up a fan of the Dallas Cowboys| Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Kyler Murray wanted nothing to do with the Dallas Cowboys team when he was growing up in Texas. How can that be when the Cowboys are America’s team? Why wouldn’t Murray, who was born in 1997, have spent his childhood watching Terrell Owens score touchdowns and DeMarcus Ware run over the quarterback? Well, that’s not what happened. According to Deadspin, Murray was recently asked by a reporter if he was a Cowboys fan in his youth. The third-year quarterback did not hesitate to respond. No, they were always a jerk. Kyler Murray Murray decided to tell people how he really felt, and the responses quickly went viral. But as funny as that answer is, it’s also not quite right.

Cowboys were better than Murray can remember

From one perspective, the reason Murray didn’t grow up with the Cowboys might make sense. The team has never made it to the NFC Championship game, and several years in a row they have gone under and missed the postseason. But when you think of the bad teams of the 2000s and 2010s, you usually think of the Bills, Browns, Lyons and Jaguars. Even the New York Jets, the laughingstock of the NFL, have consistently made the playoffs during this period. Murray was born in 1997, when the Cowboys were still in the Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith era. He graduated from high school in the 2014-15 school year, which means he went to kindergarten in the fall of 2002. From 2002 to 2014, the Cowboys had just three disappointing seasons and three 8-8 campaigns. During that time, they have made the playoffs five times and have an overall record of 114-94. Should we compare that to the Lions, who had two winning seasons in the same time frame? Were the Cowboys a disappointment at that point? Of course, and even some of their most loyal fans would probably agree with that sentiment. But to conclude that they were always a bad team is just wrong.

Cowboys can get revenge on Murray in January 2022

The Dallas Cowboys now have another reason to target Murray after his recent comments. Remember: Murray destroyed the Cowboys’ defense last year, with 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-10 Monday Night Football victory. That’s enough to give the Cowboys hope for revenge the next time the teams meet. Although they play in different divisions, this rematch will be played twice in 2021. The Cardinals host the Cowboys on Friday the 13th. August, in a preseason game at State Farm Stadium. A few months later, in Week 17, the Cowboys will be the 2nd host on Sunday. In January, the Cardinals at AT&T Stadium. Maybe the Cowboys, looking to rebound from a 6-10 season, can get a little revenge on Murray early in the new year. Like Sportscasting on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sportscasting19 . COMPARED TO: Kyler Murray’s recent comments should make Cardinals fans seriously concerned about his NFL future

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