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Eagles-Cowboys: Game time, how to watch and stream ‘Sunday Night Football’

The feature was held back because Eagles-Falcons developed into a wild game featuring lead changes and a rash of injuries.

The Eagles will face off against the Cowboys on "Sunday Night Football" for the 11th straight season, with Al Michaels (right) and Cris Collinsworth (center) in the booth calling the game.
The Eagles will face off against the Cowboys on "Sunday Night Football" for the 11th straight season, with Al Michaels (right) and Cris Collinsworth (center) in the booth calling the game.Read

The Eagles are in Dallas to face off against the hated Cowboys Sunday night on NBC. It’s the 11th-straight season the rivals have faced off on Sunday Night Football, the longest streak on the broadcast primetime package in NFL history.

Calling the game for NBC will be longtime play-by-play announcer Al Michaels, who is in his 34th season calling primetime football (13 at NBC). Michaels will be joined in the booth by analyst Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

“There is a distinct buzz — whether it’s in the Linc or at AT&T Stadium — that you feel and hear when you have these two teams matched up. It doesn’t matter where we do the game. There is something special and you can feel it with the crowd,” Michaels told The Inquirer. “I just love doing these games, just love it.”

Fans should expect to see Michaels and Collinsworth roll out a segment spotlighting the four players they’d select for an Eagles’ Mt. Rushmore. The feature — part of the celebration of the NFL’s 100th anniversary — was initially planned for Week 2′s match-up with the Falcons. But NBC had to bail because the game was “too wild” thanks to late lead changes, a rash of injuries, and highlight-worthy plays that kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

Sadly, another thing fans should expect is a continuation of the spotty officiating that has plagued the NFL this season. Nearly every week, questionable calls have impacted the outcome of games, leading the NFL to dish out fines to multiple players who took their comments public.

"It’s almost a weekly occurrence that something is disputed and analyzed. I don’t have an answer for it, " Michaels said. He praised NBC for adding retired NFL referee Terry McAulay as a rules analyst before last season.

“Through the years we’ve been able to handle almost all situations. But it’s now become so complicated, and there are many calls with multiple parts to them,” Michaels said. “To have Terry in the booth, as someone who not only understands the rules inside-out, but who has been down on the field and can give you the perspective of the field officials, has been of immense value to the show.”

Here’s everything you need to know to watch and stream Sunday’s game:

Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) at Dallas Cowboys (3-3): Week 7

When: Sunday, Oct. 20

Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Time: 8:20 p.m. kickoff

TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)

Streaming: NBC Sports App (requires cable authentication), fuboTV (free 7-day trial), YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now (all require a subscription)

Mobile: Eagles app, NFL Mobile app, Yahoo Sports app, Yahoo Fantasy Football app (free on smartphones and tablets within the Philadelphia market), My Teams app (requires cable authentication)

Radio: 94.1 WIP-FM (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin)

Spanish radio: La Mega, 105.7 FM (Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar)

Referee: Jerome Boger

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Media coverage

As with every Eagles game, staff writers Jeff McLane, Les Bowen, and Paul Domowitch will be covering all the action live on Twitter. Notes and observations about the game will be at Don’t forget to subscribe to our Early Birds newsletter.

In the most recent Birds’ Eye View podcast, McLane, Bowen, and Domowitch look at a trio of problem areas on the team ahead of tonight’s Cowboys game.

Coverage on NBC begins at 6:30 p.m. with NBC10 News: Sunday Night Special, hosted by John Clark. Football Night in America airs 7 p.m., hosted by Mike Tirico and featuring co-host Liam McHugh, NFL Insider Mike Florio, and analysts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Chris Simms.

Over on NBC Sports Philadelphia, Eagles Pregame Live, hosted by Michael Barkann and featuring Seth Joyner, Ray Didinger, and Barrett Brooks, will air live at 6:30 p.m. Ed Rendell will join the crew for Eagles Postgame Live after the game. Birds Outsiders, a new show hosted by Jason Ashworth, Roy Burton, and 97.5 The Fanatic’s Natalie Egenolf, airs immediately after the postgame show, sometime around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

On Sunday morning, NBC10 will air Eagles Gameday Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. (hosted by Danny Pommells), followed by Eagles GamePlan at 10 a.m. (featuring John Clark, Ike Reese, and Mike Quick). FOX 29 will air FOX 29 Gameday Live at 10 a.m. (featuring Bill Anderson, Gary Cobb, Kristen Rodgers, and Howard Eskin) and CBS3 will air CBS3 Sunday Kickoff at 10:30 a.m. (featuring Don Bell, Lesley Van Arsdall, and Pat Gallen).

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Other NFL games airing in Philadelphia on Sunday

  1. Raiders at Packers: 1 p.m., CBS (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson)

  2. Cardinals at Giants: 1 p.m., Fox (Kenny Albert, Greg Olsen, Lindsay Czarniak)

  3. Saints at Bears: 4:25 p.m., Fox (Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)

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Week 1

Sunday, Sept. 8: Eagles 32, Redskins 27

Week 2

Sunday, Sept. 15: Falcons 24, Eagles 20

Week 3

Sunday, Sept. 22: Lions 27, Eagles 24

Week 4

Thursday, Sept. 26: Eagles 34, Packers 27

Week 5

Sunday, Oct. 6: Eagles 31, Jets 6

Week 6

Sunday, Oct. 13: Vikings 38, Eagles 20

Week 7

Sunday, Oct. 20: Eagles at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m., NBC10

Week 8

Sunday, Oct. 27: Eagles at Bills, 1 p.m., CBS3

Week 9

Sunday, Nov. 3: Bears at Eagles, 1 p.m., FOX29

Week 10

Bye week

Week 11

Sunday, Nov. 17: Patriots at Eagles, 4:25 p.m., CBS3

Week 12

Sunday, Nov. 24: Seahawks at Eagles, 8:20 p.m., NBC10

Week 13

Sunday, Dec. 1: Eagles at Dolphins, 1 p.m., FOX29

Week 14

Monday, Dec. 9: Giants at Eagles, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 15

Sunday, Dec. 15: Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m., FOX29

Week 16

Sunday, Dec. 22: Cowboys at Eagles, 4:25 p.m., FOX29

Week 17

Sunday, Dec. 29: Eagles at Giants, 1 p.m., FOX29