The Cowboys (5-1) are riding a five-game winning streak and their bye week to face the Vikings (3-3), also coming off a break, on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 8.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is dealing with a calf injury sustained on the last play of Week 6 and it is a game-time decision for Sunday night. In six games, Prescott has thrown for 1,813 yards for 16 touchdowns. Cooper Rush would start as QB for the Cowboys if Prescott doesn’t play.
On the opposite side, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown for 1,769 yards. Running back Dalvin Cook leads the Vikings in rushing races, even after missing two games due to an ankle injury. He has 366 yards rushing and 73 yards receiving. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson is ninth among the NFL’s receiving leaders so far with 542 yards.
The Cowboys offense is led by Ezekiel Elliott, who has the fifth-most rushing yards in the NFL at 521 yards. They also have wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who has 497 receiving yards, leading the team over fellow receiver Amari Cooper.
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Cowboys vs Vikings score
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Cowboys vs Vikings live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All the eastern time)
End of the second quarter: Vikings 10, Cowboys 3.
9:41 pm – Cousins runs 13 yards for a first down. However, the Vikings couldn’t get into scoring position before the half ended.
9:39 pm – The Cowboys didn’t score on their drive. The Vikings receive the ball with 43 seconds left at the half.
9:35 pm – Cam Dantzler of the Vikings intercepts a pass from Rush, but the call was canceled after a review. The ball hit the ground as he caught it.
9:30 pm – FIELD OBJECTIVE. Vikings’ Greg Joseph scores a 45-yard field goal before the half. Vikings 10, cowboys 3.
9:24 pm – At fourth down and inches, Thielen advances 32 yards for the Vikings.
9:21 pm – The Vikings go three and go out. During the punt return, the Cowboys’ Chauncey Golston was called for defensive offside. A 5-yard penalty was enforced at the Vikings’ 30-yard line.
9:16 pm – FIELD OBJECTIVE. Zuerlein scores a 38-yard field goal to put the Cowboys on the board. Vikings 7, cowboys 3.
9:13 pm – Cedrick Wilson Jr. catches a 9-yard pass from Rush for the first down. The Cowboys are slowly approaching the end zone as they are now at the Vikings’ 24-yard line.
9:09 pm – Cooper catches a 29-yard pass from Rush for a first down. The Cowboys are at the Vikings’ 49-yard line.
9:05 pm – The VIkings don’t score after their interception.
I have to keep up the pressure.
– Eric Smith (@Eric_L_Smith) November 1, 2021
8:59 pm – INTERCEPTION. Xavier Woods intercepts a Rush pass destined for Blake Jarwin at the Vikings’ 28. He ran an additional 12 yards.
End of the first quarter: Vikings 7, Cowboys 0.
8:53 pm – CeeDee Lamb catches a 20-yard pass to put the Cowboys on their own 37-yard line.
8:52 pm – Ezekiel Elliot rushes in for a Cowboys first try.
8:49 pm – The Vikings don’t score on their second drive.
8:45 pm – Dalvin Cook rushes for 15 yards and a first down to open the Vikings’ second drive.
Christian Darrisaw threw Randy Gregory out of the way to set up that great Dalvin Cook run on the first try. The rookie is a bully in the running game. pic.twitter.com/HvUM94fSWu
– Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) November 1, 2021
8:42 pm – Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein misses the 43-yard field goal attempt.
8:41 pm – Eric Kendricks catches Rush at the Vikings 25-yard line for a six-yard loss at third down.
8:37 pm – After a defensive offside penalty put the Cowboys ahead by five yards and gave them an automatic first down, Tony Pollard rushes six yards for another first down.
8:34 pm – Cooper Rush completes the first attempt in his first start as a cowboy. Amari Cooper caught the 5-yard pass.
8:29 pm – LANDING. Adam Thielen scores the first touchdown of the game on the first drive. Vikings 7, cowboys 0.
8:25 pm – Tyler Conklin catches a 31-yard pass for a first down for the Vikings. The Vikings are now at the Cowboys’ 36-yard line.
8:22 pm – ‘Sunday Night Football’ begins when the Vikings receive the ball.
Cowboys vs. Vikings Start Time
- Date: Sunday October 3
- Weather: 8:20 pm ET
The game Cowboys vs. Vikings will kick off at 8:20 pm ET at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 pm ET.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
- TV channels: NBC
- Live broadcasts: Peacock, fuboTV
Cowboys vs. Vikings will air on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on the call and Michele Tafoya on the sidelines.
Schedule ‘Sunday Night Football’ 2021
|8||31 October||Cowboys @ Vikings||NBC|
|9||November 7||Titans @ Rams||NBC|
|10||November 14th||Bosses @ Raiders||NBC|
|eleven||November 21||Steelers @ Chargers||NBC|
|12||November 28||Browns @ Ravens||NBC|
|13||December 5th||49ers at Seahawks||NBC|
|14||December 12th||Bears @ Packers||NBC|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||Santos @ Buccaneers||NBC|
|sixteen||December 26||WFT @ jeans||NBC|
|17||January 2||Vikings @ Packers||NBC|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.