Who will face Sunday Night Football tonight in Week 16? the Washington football team (6-8) travels to AT&T Stadium to take on their bitter rival, the Dallas Cowboys (10-4). While Washington can’t take control of the NFC East, they can make Dallas’ road to the division chief more boring. Can the offense finally put everything in place with the Cowboys defense firing on all cylinders? Continue reading below for more information on the start time, channel, and live stream options for Sunday Night Football, plus a preview and prediction.
- Channel: CNB
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Sunday Night Football Live Stream:
The second clash between these two NFC East rivals in three weeks. This time around, however, Washington is not threatening Dallas’ NFC East. That said, Philadelphia’s Week 15 victory over Washington has the Eagles on the heels of the Cowboys.
After tying a season-long four-game losing streak with a season-high four-game winning streak, Washington has lost two in a row, giving them a heavy blow in the nfl ranking and their playoff aspirations. Nonetheless, Washington sees the return of Taylor Heinicke under center after the QB missed Week 15 with a positive COVID-19 test.
After an impressive streak of play between Weeks 10 and 13, Washington’s defense regressed to their early-season performances in the last two losses. While their losses from COVID are mostly limited to center Tyler Larsen and RG Brandon Scherff, the gap in attacking talent between these two teams is evident, even though Dallas is not playing to its potential right now.
The Cowboys avoided the COVID outbreak affecting many NFL franchises right now and head into mostly healthy Sunday night football tonight. All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith remains out with an ankle injury, but the rest of the Dallas starters are set to go.
However, the offense has been very inconsistent lately, as QB Dak Prescott’s timing appears to be staggered at the moment. With two games against the Eagles and Cardinals on the schedule, Washington looks like the Cowboys’ best chance to get their offensive juggernaut back on track. Week 10’s stunning 43-point performance against the Falcons has yet to be reviewed. If the Cowboys want to be an NFC playoff contender, focusing on that attack comes first.
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Heinicke returns from the COVID list and a short week of practice. With the way the Cowboys defense plays and the offensive linemen for Washington, expect LB rookie Micah Parsons and DE Randy Gregory to continue their explosions throughout the season. The Dallas defense is spending a lot of time in Washington’s backfield while also giving their offense several chances to put this game aside.
Washington vs. Cowboys prediction: Cowboys 31, Washington 17
- Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens – September 19
- Final: Ravens 36, Chefs 35
- Green Bay Packers to San Francisco 49ers – September 26
- Final: Packers 30, 49ers 28
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots – October 3
- Final: Boucaniers 19, Patriotes 17
- Buffalo Bills to the Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
- Final: Bills 38, Chiefs 20
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
- Final: Steelers 23, Seahawks 20 (OT)
- Indianapolis Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers – October 24
- Final: Colts 30, 49ers 18
- Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings – October 31
- Final: Cowboys 20, Vikings 16
- Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams – November 7
- Final: Titans 28, Rams 16
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
- Final: Chiefs 41, Raiders 14
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Chargers – 21 November
- Final: Chargers 41, Steelers 37
- Cleveland Browns at the Baltimore Ravens – November 28
- Final: Ravens 16, Browns 10
- Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs – December 5
- Final: Chiefs 22, Broncos 9
- Chicago Bears in Green Bay Packers – December 12
- Final: Packers 45, Bears 30
- New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
- Final: Saints 9, Boucaniers 0
- Dallas Cowboys Washington football team – December 26
- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
- Week 18 TBD – January 9