Dallas Cowboys Live Stream 2018: Watch Online Without Cable

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How to Watch Dallas Cowboys Live Stream Without Cable

This guide is going to show you how to live stream Dallas Cowboy games on Roku, Apple TV or a Firestick without cable TV.

Forget about illegal Reddit NFL streams. You don’t need to pay Comcast (Xfinity) or any cable company.

There are two solid, perfectly legal options to watch ESPN, CBS, FOX and NBC. If you don’t want to live stream games, you can watch 99 percent of the Cowboys season for free using a TV antenna.

Right now, the best live TV streaming service for regular season Dallas Cowboys games is Hulu with Live TV.

I picked Hulu’s Live TV service because it carries more local NBC, CBS and FOX stations across the U.S. than any other competitor out there. Those three channels will carry 99 percent of Cowboys games for 2018. 

With Hulu, you’ll also get key sports channels like ESPN, FS1 and FS2 with 50 hours of Cloud DVR included. And you’ll get unlimited access to its on-demand library that people pay $7.99 per month for. There are 50+ live TV channels and a second streaming service for the price of one.

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Hulu offers a free 7-day trial for its live TV service with no hidden fees or contracts. Don’t like it? Fine. Just cancel online. You can live stream Dallas Cowboys games on your iPhone or Android smartphone using Hulu’s Live TV service. You can also watch Cowboys games on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Nintendo Switch.

Dallas Cowboys Schedule 2018: Dates and Channels

Before you go about looking over your cord cutting options, it’s important to know that 99 percent of Dallas Cowboys games are being aired on FOX, CBS and NBC. Only ONE GAME is on ESPN this year.

Click on the “2018 Dallas Cowboys Schedule: By the Channels” bar below if you want a drop-down schedule.

BY THE CHANNELS: 2018 Dallas Cowboys Schedule

All Times Eastern

WK DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET)
3 Sun, Sep 23 @ Seattle 4:25 PM FOX
4 Sun, Sep 30 vs Detroit 1:00 PM FOX
5 Sun, Oct 7 @ Houston 8:20 PM NBC
6 Sun, Oct 14 vs Jacksonville 4:25 PM CBS
7 Sun, Oct 21 @ Washington 4:25 PM CBS
8 BYE WEEK
9 Mon, Nov 5 vs Tennessee 8:15 PM ESPN/WatchESPN
10 Sun, Nov 11 @ Philadelphia 8:20 PM NBC
11 Sun, Nov 18 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX
12 Thu, Nov 22 vs Washington 4:30 PM FOX
13 Thu, Nov 29 vs New Orleans 8:20 PM FOX/NFL
14 Sun, Dec 9 vs Philadelphia 4:25 PM FOX
15 Sun, Dec 16 @ Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX
16 Sun, Dec 23 vs Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
17 Sun, Dec 30 @ New York 1:00 PM FOX
SOURCE: ESPN

How to Watch Dallas Cowboys Free Without Cable

If you don’t want to live stream NFL games, there’s an excellent change you can get the networks you need for free with a TV antenna. You just need to be within range of broadcast towers. Use the free tool at AntennaWeb and type in your zip code or address to see how far away you are from broadcast towers.

If you’re between 30 and 50 miles from your towers, then you have a very good chance of getting the networks you’ll need. The great thing about watching Dallas Cowboys games (or anything, really) with an antenna is that you’ll get a crisp HD picture in 1080i or 720p. This picture will generally look better than local cable TV because you’re getting an uncompressed signal.

You may find out that you only get one or two of the channels you need. Remember, cord cutting is generally an ad-hoc solution. So you may end up using an antenna and a live streaming service to get all your games. Using an antenna to watch football is perfectly legal – pretty much the polar opposite of relying on reddit NFL streams.

For more tips on setting up an antenna, read my months-long study: The Best Indoor TV Antennas of 2018.

Watch Dallas Cowboys Live Stream with fuboTV

fuboTV is my runner-up pick for live streaming Dallas Cowboy games because it runs a close second in having the most CBS, NBC and FOX stations behind Hulu.

Subscribers get 80+ channels including NFL Network, NBCSN, FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network and Pac 12 Networks. There’s CNN and Fox News.

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With the interface on Roku, fuboTV has a channel guide and sections for sports, movies and shows.

AMC, Bravo, HGTV, FX, TNT and two Hallmark channels are among the entertainment networks. fuboTV runs $44.99 per month and comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR. You don’t get ESPN in the channel lineup. But considering there’s only one Cowboys game this season on Monday night, it’s a minor concession. You can also use your fuboTV subscription to sign in to about 40 apps like FOX Sports GO on a Roku or Apple TV. Those apps sometimes have additional live streams that are not part of your channel lineup.

fuboTV has its own mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones. There’s also a fuboTV app for live streaming on Roku, Firestick, Apple TV and Android TV.

You can look over the channel lineup in your area to see what locals and regional sports networks are available.

There’s a free 7-day trial, and new subscribers get a discount on the first month before the regular rate of $44.99 per month. My review of fuboTV breaks down more details about the service.

Can I watch Dallas Cowboys on Sling TV?

Sling TV’s Blue plan can get you key networks such as FOX and NBC, but you’ll be missing CBS from the channel lineup. Sling Blue lacks ESPN. Only Sling Orange has ESPN as part of its bundle. Sling Orange and Blue together cost $40. Individual subscriptions to Sling Orange or Sling Blue costs $25.

The Cowboys only have two games on CBS during the 2018 season. That shouldn’t make you scratch off Sling TV from your list because you may be able to use a TV antenna as described above for those CBS games. Sling Blue includes NFL Network, FS1, FS2 AND NBCSN for sports networks. There’s AMC, FX and A&E for entertainment.

If you want NFL RedZone, then you can subscribe to the Sports Extra bundle for another $10 per month. Sports Extra includes PAC 12 Network, NHL Network, Golf Channel and a few other networks.

Look over the local channel lineup for Sling TV, or sign up for a free 7-day trial.

CBS All Access: Dallas Cowboys Live Stream Online

If you’re just trying to plug a hole in your channel lineup, CBS All Access is a way to live stream Dallas Cowboy games for $5.99 per month. While you subscribe, you can also get a massive on-demand catalog including new shows like Magnum P.I. and originals shows.

The two Cowboys games on CBS this season air on Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, so one of those dates might be a good time to try out the service.

CBS All Access offers a free 7-day trial so you can check out a game, and look over some shows to watch. Just cancel online if you don’t like the service.

DirecTV Now: Watch Dallas Cowboys Live

DirecTV Now has local NBC, FOX and CBS stations throughout the U.S. so you have a pretty good shot at getting coverage for Cowboys games.

Their service has apps for Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV. DirecTV Now costs $45 per month for 65 channels for $45 per month. AT&T launched its live streaming service DirecTV Now as an alternative to its satellite business DIRECTV. DirecTV Now is a better deal and offers a free 7-day trial.

Playstation Vue: Dallas Cowboys Live Stream Without Cable

PlayStation Vue has NBC, CBS and FOX in a number of markets around the U.S., so it can be a reliable option to watch Dallas Cowboys games online. The Access plan costs $45 per month and includes unlimited Cloud DVR. PS Vue subscribers works on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and even on a PC or Mac. PlayStation Vue has a free 5 day trial for new customers.

Stream Dallas Cowboys Online with YouTube TV

YouTube TV has a strong lineup for local channels in its 50+ channel lineup, which costs $40 per month.

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There are other key sports networks too. ESPN, FS1, FS2 and NBCSN networks are all in the mix. Be aware that YouTube TV doesn’t work with Fire TV devices. So if you hoped to live stream Dallas Cowboy games on your Firestick, you’ll have to go elsewhere. But there are apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Android TV devices. YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.

Watch Dallas Cowboys on NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass lets subscribers watch full replays of regular and post-season games on-demand.

The service costs $99-per-year. During regular season games, you can listen to the games live as they happen. You just can’t watch them live. NFL Game Pass has apps for Roku, Apple TV, Xbox 360 and Xbox One game consoles. On mobile, there’s an app for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.

It’s a cheaper alternative to NFL Sunday Ticket via DIRECTV. NFL Game Pass has a free trial that lasts a week, and allows you to make quarterly payments.

What’s the best way to live stream Dallas Cowboys games?

There’s a lot to take in here, so let’s summarize your choices and weed some out.

  • Hulu with Live TV is the best deal for most people for watching Dallas Cowboys games without cable. That’s because Hulu carries more local NBC, CBS and FOX stations than any other service out there. You’re getting 50 live TV channels and can use your subscription to sign in to individual apps like FOX Sports GO, WatchESPN – about 35 apps total. Hulu is ideal for watching on an iPhone while you’re on the go, or at home with a Roku. There’s 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library and Hulu Originals. You can look over the local channels available to you, or check out a free 7-day trial. A subscription runs $40 per month.

 

  • fuboTV runs a close second to Hulu with having the most widespread coverage of local NBC, FOX and CBS stations. There’s no ESPN, but you do get NFL Network and other essentials like FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, HGTV and A&E. fuboTV has a solid mobile app for live streaming Dallas Cowboys games. You can watch on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Firestick. You can see what local channels fuboTV offers in your area. You’ll get a discount on your first month following a free 7-day trial. A subscription costs $44.99 per month.

 

  • Sling TV’s Blue plan is a good budget option for getting NBC and FOX in many parts of the U.S. But you won’t get CBS unless you can pull it in using a TV antenna. Sling Blue has 45 channels. You’ll pay an extra $5 per month for 50 hours of Cloud DVR. Add Sling Orange to the mix if you want ESPN. Check out a free 7-day trial of Sling TV. Sling Blue costs $25 per month. Sling Orange and Blue together costs $40 per month.

Now that I’ve shared with you how to stop using Reddit NFL streams, how are you going to live stream Dallas Cowboys games? Share with fellow readers in the comments below.



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1 Comment on Dallas Cowboys Live Stream 2018: Watch Online Without Cable

  1. Hulu w live TV local channels or any streaming service with local channels. Satellite and cable provide local channels through their service. Hulu and others stream based on your ISP provider identified location. Some broadband assigns locations where the server is located, not your home location. ie, Windstream in southeast is located in either Huntersville NC or Columbia SC . If your local stations are northwest NC, you will be required to pay extra for static IP which assigns your location when you sign on to the internet.

    So I have been told! I bought antenna for.locals.

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