The Cowboys intercepted Saints quarterback Taysom Hill four times in their 27-17 victory Thursday night in New Orleans.
Three of the interceptions came in the fourth quarter. The last one was a pick-six by defensive end Carlos Watkins to seal the victory for Dallas. Rookie linebacker Micah Parsons extended his team lead with his 10th sack of the season, bringing down Hill for an 11-yard loss in the third quarter.
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Interceptions aside, Hill led the Saints with 101 yards rushing and threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns.
Dak Prescott completed 26 of 40 passes for 238 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was able to throw to wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper, who were both activated before the matchup. Running back Tony Pollard broke free for a 58-yard rushing touchdown to put the Cowboys on top 20-10 in the third quarter.
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The win gives the Cowboys (8-4) a 2 1/2-game lead over Washington in the NFC East. Their next two games are divisional road matchups vs. Washington and the Giants before a return home to face Washington again. The Saints (5-7) will look to break their five-game losing streak when they face the Jets on the road in Week 14.
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Cowboys vs. Saints score
Cowboys vs. Saints live updates, highlights from Thursday Night Football
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Final: Cowboys 27, Saints 17
11:31 p.m.: Cowboys recover the onside kick at the Saints’ 42. Elliott rushes for 10 yards and gives the Cowboys a first down.
11:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Hill completes a short pass to Harris, who breaks free for the 70-yard score. Saints cut the Cowboys’ lead 27-17 with 2:47 remaining.
11:24 p.m.: PICK-SIX, COWBOYS. Watkins intercepts a pass from Hill and rushes into the end zone for 29 yards. Cowboys take a 27-10 lead with three minutes remaining.
11:21 p.m.: Hill fires a short pass to Callaway for 13 yards and gives the Saints a first down at the 33.
11:18 p.m.: Prescott completes to Lamb for three yards but he falls short of the first down. Cowboys punt and position the Saints at their own 13.
11:16 p.m.: INTERCEPTION COWBOYS. Hill attempts a deep pass to Harris, but Diggs picks it off at the Cowboys’ 41.
11:14 p.m.: Prescott throws consecutive incomplete passes and forces the Cowboys to punt. Harris recovers and rushes for three yards to position the Saints at their own 34. A holding penalty pushes the Saints back to the 24.
11:11 p.m.: INTERCEPTION COWBOYS. Kazee picks off a tipped pass from Hill and gives the Cowboys a first down from their own 26.
11:08 p.m.: Hill completes to Harris for 12 yards and gives the Saints a first down at the Cowboys’ 32.
11:04 p.m.: Hill is sacked at the 44 and Lawrence knocks the ball loose. Watkins recovered the fumble, but after official review the call was reversed. The play is ruled as an incomplete pass intended for Stills.
11:00 p.m.: INTERCEPTION SAINTS. Lattimore intercepts a pass from Prescott intended for Lamb and rushes 15 yards for a first down at the Cowboys’ 46.
10:55 p.m.: Hill throws an incomplete pass on third down and the Saints are forced to punt. Lamb returns for 12 yards and gives the Cowboys a first down at the 32.
10:53 p.m.: Cowboys punt after Prescott throws an incomplete pass on third down. Saints will start the drive from their own 44.
10:51 p.m.: Elliott rushes for 10 yards to pick up a first down at midfield.
10:49 p.m.: Prescott completes a deep pass up the middle to Lamb for 25 yards and gets a first down at the 31.
10:45 p.m.: Parsons sacks Hill at the 37 for a loss of 11 yards. Saints punt and the Cowboys will start their drive from the 4.
Third Quarter: Cowboys 20, Saints 10
10:42 p.m.: Hill rushes for six yards and picks up another first down for the Saints at the Dallas 34. Montgomery rushes for eight yards to end the third quarter.
10:40 p.m.: Hill rushes for 23 yards and hurdles over a defender to pick up a first down at the Cowboys’ 44.
10:38 p.m.: Hill is sacked for a loss of one yard as the Saints go back to their own 24.
10:34 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS. Pollard rushes for 58 yards into the end zone to keep Dallas in the lead. Cowboys lead 20-10 with 3:55 remaining in the third quarter.
10:32 p.m.: Prescott completes to Lamb for 13 yards and a first down at the Cowboys’ 42.
10:28 p.m.: Gilikin punts 55 yards to the Dallas 29.
10:24 p.m.: An illegal block penalty against the Saints pushes them back to their own 10.
10:19 p.m.: Prescott throws an incomplete pass and the Cowboys are forced to punt from their own 33. Harris returns the punt for eight yards to the Saints’ 21.
10:16 p.m.: FIELD GOAL SAINTS. Maher makes a 42-yard attempt to cut the Cowboys’ lead. Dallas leads 13-10 with 8:31 remaining in the third quarter.
10:12 p.m.: Hill rushes for another eight yards, then picks up six yards to give the Saints a first down at the Cowboys’ 24.
10:08 p.m.: Hill rushes for 24 yards and gives the Saints a first down from the Dallas 49.
10:05 p.m.: Prescott throws an incomplete pass intended for Gallup on third down and Cowboys punt from their own 20. Harris makes a fair catch and gives the Saints a first down.
Halftime: Cowboys 13, Saints 7
9:52 p.m.: FIELD GOAL COWBOYS. Zuerlein makes a 34-yard attempt to keep the Cowboys on top. Dallas leads 13-7 at the half.
9:48 p.m.: Prescott completes to Schultz at the Saints’ 7 for 10 yards.
9:46 p.m.: A defensive holding penalty against the Saints gives the Cowboys a first down at the New Orleans 31.
9:43 p.m.: Prescott finds Lamb for 20 yards and positions the Cowboys at the Saints’ 49.
9:40 p.m.: Prescott connects with Gallup, who rushes to the Cowboys 26 before running out of bounds.
9:38 p.m.: INTERCEPTION COWBOYS. Hill attempts a pass to Stills but is picked off by Kearse. He runs to the Dallas 5 and gives the Cowboys a first down.
9:36 p.m.: Hill connects with Vannett on a deep pass for 30 yards to get a first down from the Dallas 26.
9:35 p.m.: Hill fires a short pass to Smith for nine yards and gives the Saints a first down from the 44.
9:32 p.m.: Ingram rushes for 25 yards to the Dallas 32. A holding penalty against the Saints pushes them back to their own 34.
9:30 p.m.: Hill completes to Griffin for nine yards then runs out of bounds at the 43.
9:27 p.m.: Williams sacks Prescott for a loss of seven yards on third down and the Cowboys are pushed back to punt from the 26.
9:24 p.m.: Diggs and Parsons break up a pass from Hill intended for Stills. Saints are forced to punt and Diggs returns for nine yards, positioning the Cowboys at their own 30.
9:21 p.m.: Hamilton brings down Montgomery for a loss of one yard and pushes the Saints back to their own 27.
9:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL COWBOYS. Zuerlein makes a 55-yard attempt to put the Cowboys back in front. Dallas leads 10-7 with 9:09 remaining in the half.
9:14 p.m.: Prescott connects with Turner for 10 yards and a first down at the Saints’ 42.
9:12 p.m.: Prescott completes to Lamb for 21 yards and gives the Cowboys a first down from the 46.
9:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Hill completes a pass to Humphrey, who runs into the end zone for the score. Saints tie it up 7-7 early into the second quarter with 13:02 remaining in the half.
9:08 p.m.: Montgomery rushes nine yards to the Dallas 24.
9:06 p.m.: Hill rushes for nine yards and gives the Saints a first down from the Cowboys’ 42.
First Quarter: Cowboys 7, Saints 0
9:02 p.m.: Hill completes a deep pass to Johnson for 27 yards, then Johnson goes down with an injury after the play. Saints get a first down at the 47.
8:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS. Prescott completes to Gallup in the corner of the end zone for a one-yard score. Dallas takes a 7-0 lead with 59 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
8:56 p.m.: Prescott fires to Lamb for 33 yards at the 1.
8:54 p.m.: Prescott completes a deep pass to Cooper for 41 yards. Cowboys get a first down from the Saints’ 36.
8:50 p.m.: Gilikin makes a 59-yard punt and Lamb returns for 16 yards to position the Cowboys at their own 20.
8:48 p.m.: Anthony Brown breaks up a deep pass from Hill intended for Smith.
8:45 p.m.: After Prescott throws an incomplete pass on fourth down, the Saints take over from their own 34.
8:41 p.m.: Ezekiel Elliot rushes for three yards to give the Cowboys a first down from the New Orleans’ 42.
8:38 p.m.: Maher kicks a 56-yard field goal attempt wide right and leaves the Saints scoreless. Cowboys will take over from their own 46.
8:35 p.m.: Hill completes a deep pass to Humphrey at the Cowboys’ 40 for 25 yards.
8:28 p.m.: The Cowboys punt after the Saints’ defense forces them to go three-and-out on their opening drive. Harris returns the punt for eight yards to position the Saints at the 30.
8:25 p.m.: Hill completes to Montgomery for a loss of six yards on third down, and the Saints punt on their opening drive. Lamb returns for seven yards and goes down at the 23.
8:22 p.m.: Hill connects with tight end Nick Vannett for 12 yards and gives the Saints a first down from the 43.
8:20 p.m.: Cowboys win the coin toss and defer. Saints will start with the ball from the 25.
What channel is Cowboys vs. Saints on tonight?
- TV channel : Fox, NFL Network
- Live stream : Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Both Fox and NFL Network will broadcast the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Cowboys and the Saints. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will broadcast from the booth, while Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.
Additionally, fans can stream the game on Amazon Prime with the same broadcast that’s shown on Fox and NFL Network.
Fans can also stream NFL games with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial .
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial .
Cowboys vs. Saints start time
- Date: Thursday, Dec. 2
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Cowboys vs. Saints game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. All “Thursday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.
NFL live stream for ‘Thursday Night Football’
If you don’t have access to cable, there are multiple options for streamers to watch “Thursday Night Football” games. Here’s a list below if you don’t have cable.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||–||–|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
Cowboys schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|13||Dec. 2 (Thu.)||at Saints||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 12||at WFT||1 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Giants||1 p.m.||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. WFT||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||Cardinals||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Eagles||1 p.m.||Fox|
Saints schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|13||Dec. 2 (Thu.)||Cowboys||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 12||at Jets||1 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||at Buccaneers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 27||Dolphins||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||Jan. 2||Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
‘Thursday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|2||Sept. 16||Giants at WFT||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|3||Sept. 23||Panthers at Texans||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|4||Sept. 30||Jaguars at Bengals||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|5||Oct. 7||Rams at Seahawks||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|6||Oct. 14||Buccaneers at Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|7||Oct. 21||Broncos at Browns||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|8||Oct. 28||Packers at Cardinals||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|9||Nov. 4||Jets at Colts||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|10||Nov. 11||Ravens at Dolphins||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|11||Nov. 18||Patriots at Falcons||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|13||Dec. 2||Cowboys at Saints||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 9||Steelers at Vikings||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 16||Chiefs at Chargers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 23||49ers at Titans||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|