Cowboys vs. Vikings live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Sunday Night Football’ game



The Cowboys (5-1) are riding a five-game win streak and their bye week to face the Vikings (3-3), who are also coming off a bye, on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 8.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is dealing with a calf injury suffered on the final play of Week 6 and is a game-time decision for Sunday night. Through six games, Prescott has thrown for 1,813 yards for 16 touchdowns. Cooper Rush would start at QB for the Cowboys if Prescott does not play.

On the opposite sideline, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown for 1,769 yards. Running back Dalvin Cook leads the Vikings in rushing, even after missing two games due to an ankle injury. He has 366 rushing yards and 73 receiving yards. 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 with 521 yards. They also have wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who has 497 receiving yards, leading the team over fellow wideout Amari Cooper. 

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Cowboys vs. Vikings on “Sunday Night Football.” Follow along below for updates from the NFL’s Week 8 game.

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Cowboys vs. Vikings live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. Live updates will begin at that time.

(All times Eastern)

8:42 p.m. — Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein misses the 43-yard field goal attempt.

8:41 p.m. — Eric Kendricks sacks Rush at the Vikings’ 25-yard line for a loss of six yards on third down.

8:37 p.m. — After a defensive offside penalty advanced the Cowboys by five yards and gave them an automatic first down, Tony Pollard rushes six yards for another first down.

8:34 p.m. — Cooper Rush completes the first down in his first start as a Cowboy. Amari Cooper caught the 5-yard pass.

8:29 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Adam Thielen scores the first touchdown of the game on the first drive. Vikings 7, Cowboys 0.

8:25 p.m. — Tyler Conklin catches a 31-yard pass for a Vikings first down. The Vikings are now on the Cowboys’ 36-yard line.

8:22 p.m. — ‘Sunday Night Football’ kicks off as the Vikings receive the ball.

Cowboys vs. Vikings start time

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 3
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

The Cowboys vs. Vikings game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.

How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’

  • TV channels: NBC
  • Live streams: Peacock, fuboTV

Cowboys vs. Vikings will be broadcast on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on the call and Michele Tafoya on the sidelines.

You can also stream “Sunday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup TV Channel
8 Oct. 31 Cowboys @ Vikings NBC
9 Nov. 7 Titans @ Rams NBC
10 Nov. 14 Chiefs @ Raiders NBC
11 Nov. 21 Steelers @ Chargers NBC
12 Nov. 28 Browns @ Ravens NBC
13 Dec. 5 49ers @ Seahawks NBC
14 Dec. 12 Bears @ Packers NBC
15 Dec. 19 Saints @ Buccaneers NBC
16 Dec. 26 WFT @ Cowboys NBC
17 Jan. 2 Vikings @ Packers NBC


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