NFL Monday Night Football 2017 tonight will feature a big game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals. The game has a scheduled start time of 8.30 p.m. ET and takes place from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game can be watched on TV on the ESPN network, or online through live stream (details below).
Both teams come into this Week 3 clash on 1-1, meaning one team will end September in a reasonably satisfying position and a positive start to the season. However, for the loser of tonight's contest, they will drop to 1-2 and the season will already start to take the shape of an uphill battle to get to the postseason.
These two teams have met 87 times before in the regular season, with the Cowboys claiming 55 wins compared to the Cardinals 31 (there has been one tied game between the paid).
However, even though Dallas has had the lion's share of wins through the all time series, it is the Cardinals that have had more success in this fixture in recent history. Arizona have claimed the past four straight games against the Cowboys, and they will be looking to extend that run of victories here tonight.
The Cowboys enter today's game hot on the heels of last week's chastising experience at the hands of the Denver Broncos. That 42-17 defeat for the Cowboys was a humbling experience, and will have shown the team just how much further they have to come if they are to get back to competing at the upper echelons of the NFL.
The Cardinals will have noted that the Broncos kept the Cowboys to just 268 yards last week, and they will be dissecting that Denver performance and hoping to replicate that success in tonight's Monday Night Football.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott will have an important part to play here tonight. Last week he threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns. So far he has had just nine career road games, and in them he has thrown 14 touchdowns, and suffered five interceptions.
Cardinals' OLB Chandler Jones will be pivotal for Arizona, and he will be looking to ramp up the heat on Prescott. Jones has three sacks from his opening two games of the season, and he will be hoping to make it a miserable night for the Cowboys' quarterback.
This week, coach Bruce Arians has heaped ample praise on Jones' abilities, calling him one of the top five pass rushers in the NFL today. The Cowboys must keep him away from Prescott, or it could end up being a long evening for them.
Tonight's NFL Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals has a scheduled start time of 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network, or online through live stream by clicking here.