The NFC East could start to be decided on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in Week 8 when the Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles (2-4-1) travel to Dallas (2-5) with a half-game lead in the division while the Washington Football Team (2-5) is on a Week 8 bye. That means whoever wins Sunday night’s game will hold the division edge about halfway through the year. The Cowboys will have to do it with either a recovered-from-concussion Andy Dalton or a rookie Ben DiNucci at quarterback, which gives the Eagles and edge thanks to the solid recent play of Carson Wentz.
Dallas just lost to the WFT in Week 7, 25-3, a result that forced both Jerry and Stephen Jones to publicly back head coach Mike McCarthy during his first-season struggles. The Eagles just edged out the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football in Week 7, 22-21, thanks to two late touchdown passes from Wentz.
Ezekiel Elliott’s play will surely be one of the storylines in Sunday’s game since the Cowboys will need to take the load off their lesser QB play, but if ‘Zeke’s fumbling woes pop up again, it could be a long night for Dallas.
Below is everything to know about this week’s “Sunday Night Football” game between the Cowboys and Eagles in Week 8.
What channel is Cowboys vs. Eagles on today?
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 will broadcast live on NBC. The network’s TV rights deal with the NFL gives it all “Sunday Night Football” games as well as the annual Thursday night season-opener, and NBC is given a spot in the Super Bowl broadcast rotation.
The usual gang of Al Michaels as play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth as the color commentator are back in the booth with Michele Tafoya working the sidelines.
Below are the top TV markets in the United States and the NBC affiliate/TV channel for each.
In Canada the game is live streamed on DAZN and is also on TSN and CTV2.
What time is the Cowboys vs. Eagles game on?
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 have the same set start time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night games scheduled for every week of the season except Week 17, though the NFL has the ability to flex a game into a Week 17 SNF window.
While the start times for all “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 will go unchanged, the teams featured in the time slot can be altered beginning in Week 5.
The NFL has a flex scheduling procedure that allows for “quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and gave surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime.” Here are the key rules for flex scheduling:
— Began Sunday of Week 5 and is in effect during Weeks 5-17
— Up to two games may be flexed into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10
— Only Sunday afternoon games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window
— The game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night during flex weeks will be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET
— The announcement will come no later than 12 days prior to the game
NFL live stream for Cowboys vs. Eagles
Because NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” games, they are available to stream on all of the network’s online platforms. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.
In Canada, the game is available on DAZN, which live streams every NFL game.
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