Taysom Hill will make his first start at quarterback this season for the Saints’ “Thursday Night Football” matchup against the Cowboys.
Although he’s been battling a plantar fascia injury, Hill will make his return on Thursday night in New Orleans. During his appearances in six matchups this season, Hill threw for 56 yards with one interception. He will rely on wide receiver Deonte Harris, who leads the Saints with 27 receptions for 427 yards and two touchdowns. As Alvin Kamara is listed out for the fourth-consecutive matchup with a knee injury, running back Mark Ingram II will take his place.
On the other hand, the Cowboys will look to snap a two-game losing streak after they suffered consecutive losses against the Chiefs and the Raiders. During the Cowboys’ 36-33 overtime loss to the Raiders on Thanksgiving, quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 375 yards with two touchdowns. However, he threw three incomplete passes during overtime and gave the Raiders an opportunity to end the game with a field goal.
Wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper are also expected to start barring any last-minute surprises. Lamb leads the Cowboys with 50 catches for 746 yards and six touchdowns while Cooper has 44 catches for 583 yards with five touchdowns.
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10:45 p.m.: Parsons sacks Hill at the 37 for a loss of 11 yards. Saints punt and the Cowboys will start their drive from the 4.
Third Quarter: Cowboys 20, Saints 10
10:42 p.m.: Hill rushes for six yards and picks up another first down for the Saints at the Dallas 34. Montgomery rushes for eight yards to end the third quarter.
10:40 p.m.: Hill rushes for 23 yards and hurdles over a defender to pick up a first down at the Cowboys’ 44.
10:38 p.m.: Hill is sacked for a loss of one yard as the Saints go back to their own 24.
10:34 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS. Pollard rushes for 58 yards into the end zone to keep Dallas in the lead. Cowboys lead 20-10 with 3:55 remaining in the third quarter.
10:32 p.m.: Prescott completes to Lamb for 13 yards and a first down at the Cowboys’ 42.
10:28 p.m.: Gilikin punts 55 yards to the Dallas 29.
10:24 p.m.: An illegal block penalty against the Saints pushes them back to their own 10.
10:19 p.m.: Prescott throws an incomplete pass and the Cowboys are forced to punt from their own 33. Harris returns the punt for eight yards to the Saints’ 21.
10:16 p.m.: FIELD GOAL SAINTS. Maher makes a 42-yard attempt to cut the Cowboys’ lead. Dallas leads 13-10 with 8:31 remaining in the third quarter.
10:12 p.m.: Hill rushes for another eight yards, then picks up six yards to give the Saints a first down at the Cowboys’ 24.
10:08 p.m.: Hill rushes for 24 yards and gives the Saints a first down from the Dallas 49.
10:05 p.m.: Prescott throws an incomplete pass intended for Gallup on third down and Cowboys punt from their own 20. Harris makes a fair catch and gives the Saints a first down.
Halftime: Cowboys 13, Saints 7
9:52 p.m.: FIELD GOAL COWBOYS. Zuerlein makes a 34-yard attempt to keep the Cowboys on top. Dallas leads 13-7 at the half.
9:48 p.m.: Prescott completes to Schultz at the Saints’ 7 for 10 yards.
9:46 p.m.: A defensive holding penalty against the Saints gives the Cowboys a first down at the New Orleans 31.
9:43 p.m.: Prescott finds Lamb for 20 yards and positions the Cowboys at the Saints’ 49.
9:40 p.m.: Prescott connects with Gallup, who rushes to the Cowboys 26 before running out of bounds.
9:38 p.m.: INTERCEPTION COWBOYS. Hill attempts a pass to Stills but is picked off by Kearse. He runs to the Dallas 5 and gives the Cowboys a first down.
9:36 p.m.: Hill connects with Vannett on a deep pass for 30 yards to get a first down from the Dallas 26.
9:35 p.m.: Hill fires a short pass to Smith for nine yards and gives the Saints a first down from the 44.
9:32 p.m.: Ingram rushes for 25 yards to the Dallas 32. A holding penalty against the Saints pushes them back to their own 34.
9:30 p.m.: Hill completes to Griffin for nine yards then runs out of bounds at the 43.
9:27 p.m.: Williams sacks Prescott for a loss of seven yards on third down and the Cowboys are pushed back to punt from the 26.
9:24 p.m.: Diggs and Parsons break up a pass from Hill intended for Stills. Saints are forced to punt and Diggs returns for nine yards, positioning the Cowboys at their own 30.
9:21 p.m.: Hamilton brings down Montgomery for a loss of one yard and pushes the Saints back to their own 27.
9:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL COWBOYS. Zuerlein makes a 55-yard attempt to put the Cowboys back in front. Dallas leads 10-7 with 9:09 remaining in the half.
9:14 p.m.: Prescott connects with Turner for 10 yards and a first down at the Saints’ 42.
9:12 p.m.: Prescott completes to Lamb for 21 yards and gives the Cowboys a first down from the 46.
9:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Hill completes a pass to Humphrey, who runs into the end zone for the score. Saints tie it up 7-7 early into the second quarter with 13:02 remaining in the half.
9:08 p.m.: Montgomery rushes nine yards to the Dallas 24.
9:06 p.m.: Hill rushes for nine yards and gives the Saints a first down from the Cowboys’ 42.
First Quarter: Cowboys 7, Saints 0
9:02 p.m.: Hill completes a deep pass to Johnson for 27 yards, then Johnson goes down with an injury after the play. Saints get a first down at the 47.
8:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS. Prescott completes to Gallup in the corner of the end zone for a one-yard score. Dallas takes a 7-0 lead with 59 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
8:56 p.m.: Prescott fires to Lamb for 33 yards at the 1.
8:54 p.m.: Prescott completes a deep pass to Cooper for 41 yards. Cowboys get a first down from the Saints’ 36.
8:50 p.m.: Gilikin makes a 59-yard punt and Lamb returns for 16 yards to position the Cowboys at their own 20.
8:48 p.m.: Anthony Brown breaks up a deep pass from Hill intended for Smith.
8:45 p.m.: After Prescott throws an incomplete pass on fourth down, the Saints take over from their own 34.
8:41 p.m.: Ezekiel Elliot rushes for three yards to give the Cowboys a first down from the New Orleans’ 42.
8:38 p.m.: Maher kicks a 56-yard field goal attempt wide right and leaves the Saints scoreless. Cowboys will take over from their own 46.
8:35 p.m.: Hill completes a deep pass to Humphrey at the Cowboys’ 40 for 25 yards.
8:28 p.m.: The Cowboys punt after the Saints’ defense forces them to go three-and-out on their opening drive. Harris returns the punt for eight yards to position the Saints at the 30.
8:25 p.m.: Hill completes to Montgomery for a loss of six yards on third down, and the Saints punt on their opening drive. Lamb returns for seven yards and goes down at the 23.
8:22 p.m.: Hill connects with tight end Nick Vannett for 12 yards and gives the Saints a first down from the 43.
8:20 p.m.: Cowboys win the coin toss and defer. Saints will start with the ball from the 25.
What channel is Cowboys vs. Saints on tonight?
- TV channel: Fox, NFL Network
- Live stream: Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Both Fox and NFL Network will broadcast the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Cowboys and the Saints. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will broadcast from the booth, while Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.
Additionally, fans can stream the game on Amazon Prime with the same broadcast that’s shown on Fox and NFL Network.
Fans can also stream NFL games with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.
Cowboys vs. Saints start time
- Date: Thursday, Dec. 2
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Cowboys vs. Saints game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La. All “Thursday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.
NFL live stream for ‘Thursday Night Football’
If you don’t have access to cable, there are multiple options for streamers to watch “Thursday Night Football” games. Here’s a list below if you don’t have cable.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||–||–|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
Cowboys schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|13||Dec. 2||at Saints||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 12||at WFT||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Giants||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||WFT||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||Cardinals||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Eagles||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
Saints schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|13||Dec. 2||Cowboys||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 12||@Jets||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||@Buccaneers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 27||Dolphins||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||Jan. 2||Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||@Falcons||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
Thursday Night Football schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|1||Sept. 9||Cowboys @ Buccaneers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|2||Sept. 16||Giants @ WFT||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|3||Sept. 23||Panthers @ Texans||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|4||Sept. 30||Jaguars @ Bengals||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|
|5||Oct. 7||Rams @ Seahawks||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|6||Oct. 14||Buccaneers @ Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|7||Oct. 21||Broncos @ Browns||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|8||Oct. 28||Packers @ Cardinals||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|9||Nov. 4||Jets @ Colts||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|10||Nov. 11||Ravens @ Dolphins||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|11||Nov. 18||Patriots @ Falcons||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|12||Nov. 25||Bills @ Saints||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|13||Dec. 2||Cowboys @ Saints||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|14||Dec. 9||Steelers @ Vikings||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 16||Chiefs @ Chargers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 23||49ers @ Titans||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network|