What channel is the Washington vs. Cowboys Sunday Night Football game on tonight?

Who's on Sunday Night Football tonight? Here's the channel and live stream for Washington vs. Dallas on Sunday Night Football in Week 16.

Who goes head-to-head on Sunday Night Football tonight in Week 16? The Washington Football Team (6-8) heads to AT&T Stadium to take on their bitter rival, the Dallas Cowboys (10-4). While Washington can’t take over the NFC East, they can make Dallas’ road to division leader more annoying. Can the offense finally get everything together with the Cowboys’ defense firing on all cylinders? Continue reading below for more information regarding the start time, channel, and live stream options for Sunday Night Football, as well as a preview and prediction.

What channel is Sunday Night Football tonight?

  • Channel: NBC
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Sunday Night Football live streams:
    • NBC Sports App
    • Hulu Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV
    • Locast (select markets)
    • AT&T TV
    • NFL Mobile App

The second matchup between these two NFC East rivals in three weeks. This time, however, Washington does not threaten Dallas’ NFC East. With that said, Philadelphia’s Week 15 win over Washington has the Eagles on the Cowboys’ heels.

After matching a season-long four-game losing streak with a season-high four-game win streak, Washington has lost two straight, dealing them a significant blow in the NFL standings and their playoff aspirations. Nevertheless, Washington sees the return of Taylor Heinicke under center after the QB missed Week 15 with a positive COVID-19 test.

After an impressive stretch of play between Weeks 10-13, Washington’s defense has regressed to its early-season performance in the last two losses. While their losses due to COVID are mainly limited to center Tyler Larsen and RG Brandon Scherff, the talent gap on offense between these two teams is evident, even if Dallas is not playing to its potential right now.

Cowboys need to figure things out tonight on Sunday Night Football

The Cowboys have avoided the COVID outbreak affecting many franchises in the NFL right now and head into Sunday Night Football tonight mostly healthy. All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith remains out with an ankle injury, but the rest of Dallas’ starters are good to go.

However, the offense has been highly inconsistent as of late as QB Dak Prescott’s timing seems off right now. With two games against the Eagles and Cardinals left on the schedule, Washington looks like the Cowboys’ best chance to get their offensive juggernaut back on track. The Week 10 jaw-dropping 43-point-performance against the Falcons has yet to be seen again. If the Cowboys want to be a contender in the NFC playoffs, getting this offense in tune takes priority.

Dallas’ postseason seeding lies in their own hands. Win out, and the NFC East and a top-four seed are confirmed. It starts in Week 16 with a victory in Sunday Night Football tonight.

Heinicke is returning from the COVID list and a short week of practice. With the way the Cowboys’ defense is playing and the offensive linemen out for Washington, expect rookie LB Micah Parsons and DE Randy Gregory to continue their season-long explosions. Dallas’ defense spends a lot of time in Washington’s backfield while giving their offense several chances to put this game away.

Washington vs. Cowboys Prediction: Cowboys 31, Washington 17

Sunday Night Football Schedule: September

  • Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
    • Final: Rams 34, Bears 14
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – September 19
    • Final: Ravens 36, Chiefs 35
  • Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – September 26
    • Final: Packers 30, 49ers 28


  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots – October 3
    • Final: Buccaneers 19, Patriots 17
  • Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
    • Final: Bills 38, Chiefs 20
  • Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
    • Final: Steelers 23, Seahawks 20 (OT)
  • Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – October 24
    • Final: Colts 30, 49ers 18
  • Dallas Cowboys at 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 at Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
    • Final: Chiefs 41, Raiders 14
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers – November 21
    • Final: Chargers 41, Steelers 37
  • Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – November 28
    • Final: Ravens 16, Browns 10


  • Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – December 5
    • Final: Chiefs 22, Broncos 9
  • Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – December 12
    • Final: Packers 45, Bears 30
  • New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
    • Final: Saints 9, Buccaneers 0
  • Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys – December 26


  • Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
  • Week 18 TBD – January 9

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