It’s only Week 3, but already teams are starting to jockey for position atop their respective division standings and prove who’s for real and who isn’t. This week’s Monday night matchup could go a long way in helping decide that as the Eagles and Cowboys face off for sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
Both teams enter the game 1-1, but only one team — the Eagles — has a dominant win under their belt after defeating Atlanta 32-6 in Week 1. On the flip side, the Cowboys lost on a last-second field goal to Tampa that week, even with an impressive performance from Dak Prescott. Dallas got the running game more involved in Week 2 and rode that to a 20-17 victory over the Chargers.
So far, Prescott is 65-for-85 with 640 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on the season. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, meanwhile, is 39-of-58 passing with 454 yards and three touchdowns.
Both teams relied more heavily on the passing game in Week 1 and then went ground-and-pound in Week 2, so it will be interesting to see which prevails in Week 3 when they face off.
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Cowboys vs. Eagles score
Cowboys vs. Eagles live updates, highlights
Halftime: Dallas 20, Philadelphia 7
9:43 p.m.: The Cowboys let the first half clock tick down and head to the locker room up two scores at halftime. The Eagles will receive the kick coming out of the half.
9:40 p.m.: On third-and-24, Hurts dumps it off to Sanders from the Philly 32 and they cross midfield to the Dallas 49 as the Eagles call a timeout with 20 seconds left in the half.
9:36 p.m.: Hurts gets sacked right away and their offensive woes continue. Second-and-21 from the Philly 35 but it’s coming back on an offensive holding penalty.
9:33 p.m.: The call is reversed and the Eagles challenge successfully and keep a timeout. Eagles take over on their 21 after the punt and a holding penalty.
9:29 p.m.: Prescott rolls to his left at full speed and heaves it downfield for a catch by Cedrick Wilson. The Eagles are challenging.
9:24 p.m.: Sanders’ nice run was all for nought as the Eagles go three-and-out and punt it from the Dallas 46 and the Cowboys take over at their 6.
9:22 p.m.: The Eagles’ second running play of the game is a big one as Miles Sanders takes it 24 yards to the Philly 49.
9:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Elliott continues to thrash the Eagles’ D-line and he just finds space and runs it at will, this one for 3 yards. Dallas 20, Philadelpha 7 with 7:10 left in the first half.
9:14 p.m.: Prescott has loved the tight ends tonight, this time hitting Blake Jarwin for a first down and the Cowboys are once again in the redzone.
9:11 p.m.: The Eagles get hit for another defensive penalty and it’s third and-3 and Prescott hits Schultz again for a first down and the Cowboys cross midfield.
End first quarter: Dallas 14, Philadelphia 7
9:05 p.m.: Hurts’ pass to Zach Ertz comes up short on third down so the Eagles punt it away to end the first.
9:04 p.m.: Micah Parsons gets the sack for Dallas for a loss of 2 and the Eagles have third-and-3 from their 32.
8:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Prescott hits a wide open Dalton Schultz who didn’t have anyone in the same zip code for an easy score. Dallas 14, Philadelphia 7.
8:56 p.m.: Dallas enters the redzone after a completion to Dalton Schultz for a first down but a false start drives them back 5 yards.
8:52 p.m.: The drive stalls for Philadelphia with the Eagles backed up to their own endzone and they punt it away on fourth-and-5. Dallas takes over at the 50-yard line.
8:49 p.m.: The ruling on the field stands; no touchdown for Dallas and the Eagles take over at their 1.
8:45 p.m.: The Eagles’ defense holds yet again and comes up with a huge stop and the Cowboys turn it over on downs. Dallas is challenging the call on the field.
8:44 p.m.: The Cowboys have a touchdown erased, at least briefly, as Ezekiel Elliott was ruled down at about the half-yard line. Sets up fourth-and-goal and the Cowboys will go for it.
8:42 p.m.: Dallas now in great position following a facemask penalty and a Zeke run. Second-and-goal for Dallas from the Philly 4.
8:39 p.m.: This Dallas run goes to Tony Pollard for 11 yards to the Dallas 49 as they near midfield, but they’ll cross midfield on a DPI call on Darius Slay.
8:35 p.m.: The Cowboys are driving so far after giving up the defensive touchdown. They continue to lean on Elliott and his 8 yard run sets up second-and-2 from the Dallas 36.
8:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PHLADELPHIA. Dak Prescott drops back to throw but the ball is stripped and fumbled in the end zone and Fletcher Cox recovers it for the touchdown to answer immediatley after the interception. Philadelphia 7, Dallas 7.
8:26 p.m.: DALLAS INTERCEPTION. The Eagles’ first offensive turnover of the year is on a deep shot to Jalen Reagor near the end zone and Dallas takes over at its own 1-yard line.
8:25 p.m.: Philadelphia’s first play of the game Is a big one — a 38-yard pass to tight end Dallas Goedert — and the Eagles are already across midfield.
8:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Ezekiel Elliott punches it in from a yard out, his second straight game with a rushing TD. Dallas 7, Philadelphia 0 after a six-play 75-yard drive that took 3:13 off the clock.
8:19 p.m.: Prescott airs It out from the 45 and finds CeeDee Lamb a yard shy of the endzone and it sets up first-and-goal from the Philadelphia 1 for Dallas.
8:19 p.m.: It’s Elliott again, this time for 8 yards and another first down to the Eagles’ 45 across midfield.
8:17 p.m.: Dallas used both Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in the run game last week. This week it starts with a handoff to Elliott for 5 yards and a first down and then a pass for 8 yards.
8:16 p.m.: Jake Elliott’s kick goes for a touchback. Dallas starts the game at its own 25.
8:15 p.m.: The Eagles have won the toss and deferred. The Cowboys start with the ball in Arlington.
What channel is Cowboys vs. Eagles on today?
The third week of NFL action will wrap up on Monday with ESPN airing its “Monday Night Football” matchup of the Cowboys vs. the Eagles. Steve Levy will be on play-by-play alongside analysts Brian Griese and Louis Reddick. Lisa Salters will be reporting from the sideline, and John Parry will serve as the rules analyst. Coverage of this broadcast will be on ESPN, with the option to stream from either the ESPN app or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
In Canada, the game is available on TSN1/5 and RDS2 while TSN3 will have “Monday Night Football” with Peyton and Eli Manning. Fans can also live stream the game on DAZN.
Cowboys vs. Eagles start time
- Date: Monday, Sept. 27
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Cowboys and Eagles are expected to kick off their matchup at 8:15 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Cowboys schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9||at Buccaneers (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|2||Sept. 19||at Chargers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 27||vs. Eagles (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Giants||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 17||at Patriots||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31||at Vikings||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Broncos||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 21||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 25||vs. Raiders (Thanksgiving)||4:30 p.m. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec. 2||at Saints (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN|
|14||Dec. 12||at Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Washington||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
Eagles schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. 49ers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 27||at Cowboys (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 14||vs. Buccaneers (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN|
|7||Oct. 24||at Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Oct. 31||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||at Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 18 or 19||vs. Washington (Sat. or Sun.)||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Cowboys||1 p.m .ET||Fox|
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2021
There will be 17 games on Monday nights in 2021, despite the lack of a doubleheader; the season has extended to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during Week 18; all games will be played on Sunday.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|