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 score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Cowboys 0 3
Vikings 7 3

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

(All times Eastern)

End of second quarter: Vikings 10, Cowboys 3.

9:41 p.m. — Cousins rushes 13 yards for a first down. However, the Vikings couldn’t get in scoring position before the half ends.

9:39 p.m. — The Cowboys didn’t score on their drive. The Vikings receive the ball with 43 seconds left in the half.

9:35 p.m. — Vikings’ Cam Dantzler intercepts a pass from Rush, but the call was overturned after review. The ball hit the ground while he was catching it.

9:30 p.m. — FIELD GOAL. Vikings’ Greg Joseph makes a 45-yard field goal before the half. Vikings 10, Cowboys 3.

9:24 p.m. — On fourth down and inches, Thielen advances 32 yards for the Vikings.

9:21 p.m. — The Vikings go three-and-out. During the punt return, Cowboys’ Chauncey Golston was called for defensive offsides. A 5-yard penalty was enforced at the Vikings’ 30-yard line.

9:16 p.m. — FIELD GOAL. Zuerlein makes a 38-yard field goal to put the Cowboys on the board. Vikings 7, Cowboys 3.

9:13 p.m. — Cedrick Wilson Jr. catches a 9-yard pass from Rush for the first down. The Cowboys are inching closer to the end zone as they are now on the Vikings’ 24-yard line.

9:09 p.m. — Cooper catches a 29-yard pass from Rush for a first down. The Cowboys are on the Vikings’ 49-yard line.

9:05 p.m. — The VIkings do not score after their interception.

8:59 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Xavier Woods intercepts Rush’s pass intended for Blake Jarwin on the Vikings’ 28-yard line. He ran an additional 12 yards.

End of first quarter: Vikings 7, Cowboys 0.

8:53 p.m. — CeeDee Lamb catches a 20-yard pass to place the Cowboys on their own 37-yard line.

8:52 p.m. — Ezekiel Elliot rushes in for a Cowboys first down.

8:49 p.m. — The Vikings don’t score on their second drive.

8:45 p.m. — Dalvin Cook rushes for 15 yards and a first down to open the Vikings’ second drive.

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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