Titans Look to Bounce Back vs. Cowboys on MNF


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans (3-4) return from their bye this week to face the Dallas Cowboys (3-4) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff at AT&T Stadium (capacity 80,000) is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. CST on Nov. 5.

This is the third time the two franchises have met on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys won the first matchup in 1982 by a score of 37-7 (Dec. 13), and the Titans shut out the Cowboys 31-0 on Christmas night in 2000.

The Titans have five wins in their past six Monday night appearances. The franchise's all-time Monday night record is 22-17, including an 11-6 mark in the "Titans era" (1999–present).


The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Additionally, the telecast can be seen in Nashville on WKRN News 2. The broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore, analysts Jason Witten and Booger McFarland, and sideline reporter Lisa Salters.

All live local and national primetime games are now available for fans to watch on their phones and tablets, regardless of mobile provider. Fans can download the free NFL app to watch their local team live when they are on-the-go.

The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Dave McGinnis, sideline reporter Amie Wells and gameday hosts Rhett Bryan and Jonathan Hutton.

Additionally, Westwood One will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan, analyst Kurt Warner and sideline reporter Ed Werder will have the call.

The Titans are 11-6 on Monday Night Football, having won five of their last six. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)


Prior to their bye last week, the Titans traveled to London to face the Los Angeles Chargers. A touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to tight end Luke Stocker cut the Chargers' lead to 20-19 with 31 seconds remaining. The Titans elected to try a two-point conversion to take the lead, but a pass from Mariota to wide receiver Taywan Taylor was tipped by safety Adrian Phillips and fell incomplete.

Against the Chargers, the Titans combined for 164 rushing yards, including a game-high 91 yards on the ground by Dion Lewis. Lewis added 64 receiving yards to give him a career-high 155 yards from scrimmage.

The loss put the Titans at 3-4 with nine games remaining in the regular season. They are in second place in the AFC South behind the division-leading Houston Texans, who are 5-3. The Titans will play on the road in three of the next four weeks and then finish with four out of their final five games at Nissan Stadium. At 2-0 within the AFC South, they have four remaining divisional contests.


The Cowboys also enjoyed a bye last week. In their most recent action, they visited the Washington Redskins on Oct. 21 and fell by a score of 20-17. Third-year quarterback Dak Prescott nearly rallied the Cowboys from a late 10-point deficit to push the game to overtime, but they missed a 52-yard field goal as time expired.

The Cowboys own the third-ranked overall defense in the NFL in 2018, allowing 313.7 yards per game. They are fourth in passing defense (217.4) and ninth in rushing defense (96.3).

Meanwhile, running back Ezekiel Elliott leads the NFL's fourth-ranked rushing offense (136.9 yards per game). Elliott is second in the NFL with 619 rushing yards and eighth in the league with 794 scrimmage yards.

Jason Garrett is in his eighth full season as the head coach of the Cowboys. The 2016 Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year led Dallas to back-to-back winning seasons the last two years, going 13-3 in 2016 and 9-7 in 2017.

TitansOnline.com looks back at the all-time series against the Dallas Cowboys. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)