The Dallas Cowboys have to beat the Detroit Lions on Saturday to have any hope of winning the NFC East. It's not a must-win game in the big picture given they already clinched a playoff berth and will likely be the No. 5 seed anyway, assuming the Eagles win out.
Spiritually, though, the Cowboys need a win. They can't limp into the playoffs losing three straight games to upper-echelon teams. Even if they beat the Commanders in Week 18, how much would that really do for their confidence?
We like to think the coaches and players recognize what's at stake and they'll get another big stage to perform after they played on Christmas Eve six days ago. Here's how you can watch this battle of NFC heavyweights.
What time is the Cowboys vs Lions game?
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 30
- Time: 7:15 p.m. EST
- Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
What channel is the Cowboys game on today?
- Tv Channel: ESPN
- Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
How to watch and stream Cowboys vs Lions
Cowboys vs Lions is technically a Monday Night Football broadcast, so it'll be aired nationally on ESPN. Joe Buck and Dallas legend Troy Aikman will be on the call with Lisa Salters reporting from the sideline. Be sure to stay tuned in during halftime for Jimmy Johnson's induction ceremony into the Cowboys Ring of Honor.
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Cowboys injury report vs Lions
- Tyron Smith (back) - Questionable
- Johnathan Hankins (ankle) - Out
- Rico Dowdle (ankle) - Out
- Viliami Fehoko (ankle) - Questionable