Cowboys vs. Cardinals live score, updates, highlights from NFL’s ‘Monday Night Football’ game

By | October 19, 2020

The Week 6 “Monday Night Football” game between the Cardinals and Cowboys will be a somber affair early for Dallas fans.

The Cowboys will take the field without quarterback Dak Prescott, who suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle against the Giants on Oct. 11. As painful as his loss is for Dallas, however, the team will be seeking a second consecutive win with backup Andy Dalton under center. The 10-year NFL veteran came on in place of Prescott following the injury and completed 9 of 11 passes for 111 yards in a 37-34 victory over New York.

Arizona, meanwhile, will be looking to start its own positive streak following a 30-10 victory last week over the Jets: The Week 5 win followed losses to the Lions and Panthers in consecutive weeks. To that end, look for Kyler Murray — who is 42-0 while playing high school football in Texas and 6-0 in AT&T Stadium — to use both his passing and running ability against a defense that ranks 26th in the NFL in total defense (404.4 yards per game) and 30th in rush defense (155.8 yards per game). But how will the loss of Chandler Jones affect the Cardinals’ chances?

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Cowboys vs. Cardinals score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Cardinals 0 21 21
Cowboys 0 0 0

Cowboys vs. Cardinals live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’

(All times ET)

Second quarter: Cardinals 21, Cowboys 0

9:41 p.m.: Haason Reddick gets a coverage sack on Dalton to make it second-and-goal from the 14. Dallas takes its second timeout with 25 seconds remaining in the half.

9:40 p.m.: Dalton finds receiver Cedrick Wilson on consecutive plays, the latter for a first down; Cowboys are driving at the 9 with 32 secons in the half.

9:38 p.m.: Good work by Dallas to pick up the blitz on third down; Dalton has plenty of time to find Schultz for a 12-yard gain on the right sideline for a first down. The Cowboys have 1:12 left to work with in the half, driving at the Arizona 22.

9:34 p.m.: There’s the two-minute warning. Dallas faces second-and-4 from Arizona’s 32 — a must-score drive if Dallas wants to stay in this game.

9:33 p.m.: Another first down for Dallas, this time off a 10-yard gain off left tackle by Elliott. He has both hands on the ball as he runs out of bounds at the Arizona 37.

9:32 p.m.: Dalton finds Amari Cooper for the first time tonight: a 7-yard gain to net a new set of downs at the Dallas 45.

9:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CARDINALS. Murray finally finds the deep ball on an 80-yard touchdown connection to Kirk! He just runs by cornerback Daryl Worley and runs unimpeded all the way to paydirt. It’s 21-0 Cardinals with 4:43 remaining in the half.

9:24 p.m.: Smart move by Kliff Kingsbury there: He asks to enforce a 10-yard penalty on a third-down play that couldn’t convert; by doing so he took the Cowboys out of field goal range on third-and-17. Dallas can’t convert again and punts for a touchback instead of attempting the field goal.

9:21 p.m.: Pollard gets another carry on third-and-3, netting 4 yards and another first down. Dallas is driving at the Cardinals’ 38 and desperately need a score here.

9:19 p.m.: Dalton follows the sack for a 17-yard completion to Gallup for a first down. Great reaction by the veteran quarterback after getting destroyed on the previous play.

9:18 p.m: On the ensuing play, Baker blindsides Dalton on the safety blitz for a 7-yard loss. He’s playing out of his mind right now.

9:18 p.m.: Tony Pollard gets the best play of the day for Dallas so far: a 12-yard toss sweep to the left out to the Cowboys’ 41.

9:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CARDINALS. Too easy for Kenyan Drake, who busts in for the 1-yard touchdown. It’s 14-0 Cardinals.

9:12 p.m.: Next up, Murray takes the keeper 16 yards for a first-and-goal look at the 1. Dallas lineman Tyrone Crawford was called for taunting after the play, giving the Cards a half-yard for a touchdown.

9:11 p.m.: Murray moves the sticks again with an 11-yard connection to Fitzgerald on third-and-11. Arizona has the ball at Dallas’ 17.

9:08 p.m.: FUMBLE RECOVERY CARDINALS. Disaster for Dallas: Elliott fumbles again in as many drives after a solid hit by Phillips. Cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. jumps on the loose ball, giving Arizona the ball at the Cowboys’ 27.

9:07 p.m.: Martin is questionable to return as the Cowboys start their latest drive. He’s being evaluated for a concussion.

9:03 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CARDINALS. Christian Kirk gets the shuffle pass while in motion and takes it around the right side for a 6-yard score. Strong playcalling and a gutsy fourth-down decision net the Cardinals a 7-0 lead early in the second.

9:01 p.m.: Cardinals fail to convert on third-and-1 from the 18, but elect to go for it on fourth down. Murray fakes the handoff and end-around to the left for an 11-yard gain. Arizona has a fresh set of downs at the 7.

8:58 p.m.: Both teams combined for 119 yards and just seven first downs in the first quarter; that’s just as much to do with bad offense as it is good defense.

First quarter: Cowboys 0, Cardinals 0

8:56 p.m: Now Murray finds Hopkins for the first time: He hits him for 13 yards to the Dallas 27.

8:55 p.m.: Murray can’t find anybody downfield but scrambles for a 10-yard gain to the Dallas 44. Good job by Murray to make Dallas linebacker Jaylon Smith — who was spying him — to miss on the tackle.

8:52 p.m.: FUMBLE RECOVERY CARDINALS. Dalton avoids the sack and flips it to Elliott for a small gain before safety Budda Baker knocks the ball lose. Jordan Phillips jumps on it at the Cardinals 46; more great field position for Arizona.

8:49 p.m.: There’s the best few plays by Dallas so far: Following a holding call, Dalton finds Dalton Schultz on a tight end screen for 13 yards to make it third-and-3. Dalton hits Michael Gallup for a 6-yard gain in the flats for the team’s first down of the game, followed by an 11-yard rush by Elliott for another first down. Dallas id driving at midfield.

8:47 p.m.: Uh-oh. Zack Martin’s down on the turf for Dallas; he’s about the only remaining starter for Dallas’ O-line. He looks to have taken a knee to the side of the helmet.

8:45 p.m.: Both teams have combined for 26 yards on five drives.

8:44 p.m.: Arizona wastes the great field position and is forced to punt; Dallas will take over at its 27-yard line after CeeDee Lamb muffs the punt (then jumps on it).

8:42 p.m.: Murray finds DeAndre Hopkins on the under route for 13 yards on third-and-12; but Fitzgerald is called for pass interference, making it third-and-22 from Arizona’s 36.

8:40 p.m.: Nice boom there by running back Kenyan Drake.

8:38 p.m.: Cards to take over at their 49 after the punt.

8:36 p.m.: Another near disaster for Dallas: Linebacker Dennis Gardeck had Dalton dead to rights in the end zone — had his legs wrapped up and everything — but somehow the Cowboys quarterback passes to Elliott for an incomplete pass. The Cowboys will punt on fourth-and-11 from their 9, and that’s the best thing to come from that drive.

8:34 p.m.: Wow, Andy Dalton just gifted an interception to Jordan Hicks, who dropped it at the Dallas 25. It could not have been any easier. Then the Cowboys are called for a 5-yard penalty after having 12 men in the huddle. Terrible start to their second drive.

8:31 p.m.: A promising drive ends after Murray again misses Isabella on a deep route; appears to have been some miscommunication there. The Cardinals punt from the Dallas 40, pinning the Cowboys at their 10.

8:28 p.m.: Arizona gets a couple first downs on consecutive plays: a 6-yard reception by Larry Fitzgerald on third-and-5 and a 15-yard draw by Murray to the Dallas 40.

8:27 p.m.: Murray finds tight end Darrell Daniels in the flat for a yard and the team’s first third down of the day. The drive continues at Arizona’s 34.

8:21 p.m.: Dallas goes to Ezekiel Elliott three straight times (one rush and two passes) but he only nets 4 yards. The Cowboys have their own three-and-out and the Cardinals will take over at their 24 following the punt.

8:18 p.m.: Kyler Murray had Andy Isabella open between two Cowboys safety on a long ball, but couldn’t connect; Arizona will punt on fourth-and-6 after a three-and-out.

8:15 p.m.: The Cowboys win the toss and defer; the Cardinals take a touchback on the kickoff and start their drive at the 25-yard line.

Cowboys vs. Cardinals start time

  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • TV channel (national): ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV

Cowboys vs. Cardinals is the only “Monday Night Football” game this week, but not the only Monday football game. Because of COVID-19 postponements and schedule shuffling, Chiefs vs. Bills was played Monday afternoon on Fox.

‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2020

Week 1 Sept. 14 Steelers 26, Giants 16
Week 1 Sept. 14 Titans 16, Broncos 14
Week 2 Sept. 21 Raiders 34, Saints 24
Week 3 Sept. 28 Chiefs 34, Ravens 20
Week 4 Oct. 5 Packers 30, Falcons 16
Week 5 Oct. 12 Saints 30, Chargers 27
Week 6 Oct. 19 Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 7 Oct. 26 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
Week 8 Nov. 2 New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 9 Nov. 9 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
Week 10 Nov. 16 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 11 Nov. 23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 12 Nov. 30 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13 Dec. 7 San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 14 Dec. 14 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 15 Dec. 21 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 16 Dec. 28 New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills