Dak Prescott and the division-leading Dallas Cowboys (5-3) host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (6-3) on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” this week in a battle between NFC playoff contenders. The matchup features two of the league’s elite rushers: Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook, who leads the NFL in rushing yards this season, and Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott, who won the rushing title in 2018 with 1,434 yards. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Calling Vikings-Cowboys is Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 34th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and three-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Three-time Super Bowl referee and “SNF” rules analyst Terry McAulay joins Michaels and Collinsworth in the booth.
The Cowboys lead the NFC East after defeating the New York Giants, 37-18, in Week 9 as QB Prescott passed for 257 yards and three touchdowns and RB Elliott rushed for 139 yards. Dallas is 1-1 in “SNF” games this season, falling to New Orleans in Week 4 and beating Philadelphia in Week 7.
Minnesota enters Week 10 in second place in the NFC North with a 6-3 record, and looks to rebound from last week’s last-second loss to Kansas City. Since Week 5, Vikings QB Cousins, who was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, leads the league in passer rating (127.1) and ranks second in passing yards (1,482) and touchdown passes (13). RB Cook leads the NFL with 894 rushing yards this season and ranks second with nine rushing TDs. Minnesota’s defense ranks in the top 10 in both points and yards allowed per game in 2019.
Mike Tirico will host “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. alongside Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, “NFL Insider” Mike Florio and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms. Liam McHugh will co-host “FNIA” on-site from AT&T Stadium.