Only three quarterbacks in the NFL have thrown 20 touchdowns so far this season. Two of them, the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo and the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees, are facing off tonight on NBC for Sunday Night Football at 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST. Like today’s earlier quarterback showdown between Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers, tonight’s Sunday night matchup between the Cowboys and Saints promises to be a good one, arguably with even more firepower. Needless to say, if you can’t catch Sunday Night Football live on NBC tonight, you should watch Sunday Night Football online free using one of several different methods.
Through nine games, quarterback Tony Romo has performed incredibly well for the 5-4 Dallas Cowboys. Although he has the 12th overall QBR in the league, Romo has put up great numbers, having gone 229-346 for 2,553 yards and 20 touchdowns. New Orleans QB Drew Brees, meanwhile, has led the 6-2 Saints to the NFL’s seventh-ranked overall offense by going 213-322 for 2,672 yards and 21 TDs. While Romo’s offense has been helped by yeoman-like efforts from running backs DeMarco Murray (459 yards) and Joseph Randle (111 yards), Brees hasn’t had that luxury with his backfield, so that offensive ranking falls squarely on his accomplished shoulders.
Because of that, when you watch Sunday Night Football online free you should be in for a high-scoring affair. Though they struggle at times on the road, New Orleans regularly puts up 40-plus points in the Superdome, and Dallas is the visiting team in tonight’s NFL game on NBC. Listening to the NFL Network’s NFL-AM on Friday, it was clear that every analyst on that show felt tonight’s Sunday Night Football game would be an absolute shootout, and the quarterbacks are a large reason for that.
But quarterbacks need targets in order to pull that off, so the offensive story doesn’t stop with Romo and Brees. For Dallas, wide receiver Dez Bryant has had a career year, having caught 51 receptions for 705 yards and eight TDs. Although Bryant has recently received more attention for his sideline outbursts against the Detroit Lions and “Megatron,” the mercurial Cowboys receiver is building a strong case for being a franchise cornerstone. Romo’s next two targets have also performed well, with Jason Whitten catching 45 balls for 505 yards and Terrance Williams nabbing 28 receptions for 477 yards.
It’s been a slightly more one-sided affair for the New Orleans Saints, as receiver Jimmy Graham has distanced himself from the pack. And yes, that includes distancing himself from the Cowboys’ Bryant. Through eight games, Saints WR Graham has caught 49 receptions for 746 yards, dwarfing the next-closest New Orleans receiver, Darren Sproles, who has caught 37 passes for 368 yards. With Bryant and Graham on the field for tonight’s Sunday Night Football showdown alongside Tony Romo and Drew Brees, is it any wonder the NFL Network pundits are predicting such a high-scoring game?
If there’s one fly in the ointment for New Orleans, it will be the return of Dallas pass rusher DeMarcus Ware. Ware practiced with the Cowboys during the second half of the week after missing three games with a strained quad, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly said he expects the All-Pro defensive end in the lineup tonight for the road trip to New Orleans. Ware can be a defensive difference maker, so whether he shows any lingering signs of his injury or not could go a long way to Dallas’ success or failure stopping the New Orleans quarterback tonight.
You can watch Sunday Night Football online free tonight as the Cowboys travel to New Orleans on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. The package requires a subscription, but anyone who has one can watch the live streaming version free of any game, including tonight’s Sunday Night Football game at 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. It’s bound to be a showdown of scoreboard-busting proportions tonight, so make sure you catch the live broadcast or watch it live streaming to see the scoreboard go nuts.