NBC continues its coverage of "Thursday Night Football" this week, when Dak Prescott and the NFL-best 10-1 Dallas Cowboys host Sam Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with "Football Night in Minnesota" on NBC.
The NFC East-leading Cowboys have won 10 consecutive games, and have been led by the rookie tandem of Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott has thrown for 18 touchdowns and rushed for five more in his 11 career NFL starts, while committing just two turnovers. Elliott leads the NFL in rushing with 1,199 yards. The Cowboys would be the first team to clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Vikings and a Buccaneers loss or tie, or a Redskins loss.
Host Minnesota, 4-1 this season in new U.S. Bank Stadium, looks to rebound from a 16-13 Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit. Bradford has thrown 12 touchdowns passes and run for two scores. TE Kyle Rudolph, who tied his career high with nine catches at Detroit, is tied for second among all TEs in the NFL with five touchdowns.
Calling Cowboys-Vikings are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play) and 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, joined by sideline reporter Heather Cox.