Cowboys vs. Eagles live score, updates, highlights from 'Sunday Night Football' game

Week 8's "Sunday Night Football" game could be pivotal in determining a winner in the awful NFC East division.

The Cowboys (2-5) have a chance to jump to the top of the standings at home if they can beat the Eagles (2-4-1), who hold a half-game lead thanks to a Week 3 tie with the Bengals.

Things won't be easy for Dallas as its offense turns to third-string QB Ben DiNucci, a rookie taken in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of James Madison. They'll likely have to lean heavily on the run game with Ezekiel Elliott, who's had his own troubles with ball security this season.

Philadelphia is definitely favored in this one. The Cowboys are reeling after a 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team, and the Eagles, despite having a weak record like the rest of the NFC East, have looked competitive throughout most of the season. After a couple tough losses and a tie to start the year, they beat the 49ers, hung tough with the Steelers and Ravens and beat the Giants 22-21 on Thursday Night Football in Week 7.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Cowboys vs. Eagles on "Sunday Night Football." Follow below for complete results from the NFL Week 8 game.

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Cowboys vs. Eagles score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Cowboys 3 6 0 0 9
Eagles  7 0 8 6 21

Cowboys vs. Eagles live updates, highlights from 'Sunday Night Football'

11:03 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. DiNucci is sacked on third down and coughs up the ball. Rodney McLeod Jr. takes it to the house. The ensuing 2-point conversion fails as Jalen Hurts can't get to the pylon. Philadelphia leads 21-9 with 5:18 remaining.

10:50 p.m. — Philadelphia goes three-and-out and Dallas gets the ball back at its 25-yard line, 11:18 left in regulation.

10:45 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. DiNucci's pass on fourth and 2 is tipped and falls incomplete. Philadelphia takes over at its 35-yard line, 12:44 to play.

10:37 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Eagles 15, Cowboys 9. Dallas has it, third and 1 at the Philadelphia 44-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

10:29 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Wentz goes over the top to Travis Fulgham for a 9-yard score. Wentz converts the 2-point conversion on a pass to Reagor and Philadelphia leads 15-9 with 1:54 left in the third quarter.

10:19 p.m. — WIDE RIGHT. Zuerlein misses for the first time tonight, this one from 52 yards out. Philadelphia takes over at its 34-yard line, 6:13 remaining in the third quarter.

10:11 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Wentz tries to go deep but overthrows it and is picked off by Diggs for the second time tonight. Dallas gets the ball at its 31-yard line, 12:04 left in the third quarter.

10:05 p.m. — Zuerlein kicks it off and Wentz will lead the Eagles back out to start the second half.

9:50 p.m. — HALF: Cowboys 9, Eagles 7.

9:48 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, COWBOYS. Zuerlein hits an incredible 59-yard field goal, into the wind, off the upright and in to give Dallas a 9-7 lead with 6 seconds left in the half.

9:47 p.m. — Timeout, Dallas. Cowboys use their last timeout with 18 seconds left in the half, second and 7 at the Eagles' 42-yard line.

9:44 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Wentz's pass on fourth and 1 falls incomplete and Dallas takes over at its 44-yard line with 29 seconds remaining.

9:41 p.m. — Dallas goes three-and-out, so Philadelphia gets it back at its 47-yard line with 1:43 to play in the half.

9:37 p.m. — 2-Minute Warning. Dallas has it, second and 13 and its 17-yard line, one timeout remaining. Philadelphia has all three timeouts.

9:35 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Trevon Diggs drags his shin in the end zone and picks off Wentz. Dallas gets it back at its 20-yard line with 2:14 remaining.

9:29 p.m. — Dallas is having some fun with the playcalling tonight, like on this fake reverse by Tony Pollard for a 14-yard gain. But they can't keep the chains moving. Greg Ward returns the punt 23 yards to the Philadelphia 49-yard line, 3:14 left in the half.

9:24 p.m. — The Eagles tried to run the "Philly Special" on third down but Wentz couldn't get open. Cowboys get the ball at their 20-yard line, 5:29 left in the first half.

9:13 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, COWBOYS. Zuerlein hits another one from 49 yards and trims the Eagles' lead to 7-6 with 9:46 remaining in the half.

9:06 p.m. — FUMBLE. Philadelphia goes for it on fourth down and Wentz is drilled again and fumbles. Dallas has it at the Eagles' 46-yard line, 11:30 left in the first half.

8:59 p.m. — Dallas has to punt and Philadelphia gets it back at 30-yard line, 14:01 left in the second quarter.

8:52 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Eagles 7, Cowboys 3. Dallas has it, first and 10 at its 26-yard line to start the second quarter.

8:50 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Philadelphia takes the lead on a 2-yard pass from Wentz to Jalen Reagor. It's 7-3  with 2 seconds left in the first quarter.

8:38 p.m. — FUMBLE. This time DiNucci coughs it up and Brandon Graham gets it back for the Eagles at their 17-yard line, 5:48 left in the first quarter.

8:35 p.m. — FUMBLE. Carson Wentz takes back-to-back sacks and fumbles on the second by Donovan Wilson, who recovers to give Dallas the ball at the Philadelphia 25-yard line.

8:29 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, COWBOYS. Greg Zuerlein hits from 49 yards out and Dallas gets points on its opening drive to lead 3-0 with 10:11 left in the first quarter.

8:25 p.m. — Dallas gets creative on the opening drive with a double reverse to CeeDee Lamb.

8:23 p.m. — The Eagles kick the ball off and Ben DiNucci will lead the Cowboys out for the opening drive.

(Updates will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET)

Cowboys vs. Eagles start time

All "Sunday Night Football" games in 2020 have the same start time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night games scheduled for every week of the season except Week 17, though the NFL has the ability to flex a game into a Week 17 "SNF" window.

'Sunday Night Football' schedule 2020

Week 1 Sept. 10 (Thu.) Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans
  Sept. 13 Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys 
Week 2 Sept. 20 Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
Week 3 Sept. 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers
Week 4 Oct. 4 San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 5 Oct. 11 Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 6 Oct. 18 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 7 Oct. 25 Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 8 Nov. 1 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 9 Nov. 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 10 Nov. 15 New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 11 Nov. 22 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week 12 Nov. 29 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
Week 13 Dec. 6 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos
Week 14 Dec. 13 Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 15 Dec. 20 Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 16 Dec. 27 Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 17 Jan. 3 TBD

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