Though the Week 15 game between the Cowboys and Saints won’t be made available on a truly nationwide basis, the next game featuring America’s Team will be available in all of America.
The NFL and NBC have decided that Week 16 game between the Cowboys and the Redskins will remain in prime time.
Per a source with knowledge of the list of protected games, only the Ravens-Steelers game at Heinz Field was blocked from being moved to an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Though other games with playoff implications for both teams were available (such as Jacksonville at New England and Denver at Philadelphia, which has been moved to 4:15 p.m. ET), the decision reflects the reality that the Cowboys are a strong national draw.
And given the manner in which the Redskins have improved of late, it should be a very good game.