This guide breaks down how to watch Dallas Cowboys games on a Roku, Smart TV, or Fire TV Stick without cable TV.
You can watch most 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 fuboTV.
fuboTV has 130+ channels, and carries local NBC, CBS and FOX stations across the U.S. Those three channels will carry 99 percent of Cowboys games this season. ESPN and NFL Network are also included along with 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month after a free 7-day trial.
Look over the channel lineup yourself to see what local and regional sports networks are offered in your area. With fuboTV, you can watch Cowboys games on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Nintendo Switch.
There are no contracts or obligations. You can easily cancel your account online.
Table of Contents
- How to Watch the Dallas Cowboys games on Roku, Fire TV
- How to Watch Dallas Cowboys Free With a TV Antenna
- What’s the best way to live stream Dallas Cowboys games?
How to Watch the Dallas Cowboys games on Roku, Fire TV
DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV carry all the channels needed for watching Dallas Cowboys games.
All of these streaming services work on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One, PlayStation and Smart TVs.
You just need an Internet connection, a Smart TV or a streaming device to begin streaming live TV. Most of these services have a free trial that lasts up to a week.
fuboTV is my top pick for live streaming Dallas Cowboy games because of its large channel lineup.
You get complete coverage for Cowboys games from local CBS, NBC and FOX stations.
Fox News, NFL Network, three Hallmark Channels, FS1, Big Ten Network and Pac 12 Networks are among fuboTV’s popular channels.
You can also use your fuboTV subscription to activate about 40 apps on a Roku, Smart TV or PC. Those apps sometimes have additional live streams that are not part of your channel lineup.
fuboTV has apps for Roku, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and Android TV. There is a mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Subscribers can watch live TV on two screens at once. There are no contracts or obligations.
fuboTV lets you try its service free for seven days without any obligation. A subscription costs $69.99 per month.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has 75+ channels, including A&E, CNN, ESPN, HGTV and NBCSN.
Hulu’s Live TV package has all the channels you need to watch the Cowboys live. A subscription costs $69.99 per month and now includes ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand streaming library.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR storage.
Hulu with Live TV supports Roku, Fire TV and Fire Stick, XBox One and Xbox 360 consoles, and iOS and Android devices.
You can watch up to two streams simultaneously. Look over the channel lineup for Hulu with Live TV before deciding whether you want to sign up.
YouTube TV has a strong lineup for local channels in its 85+ channel lineup, which costs $64.99 per month.
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 Roku. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
There are apps for Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV devices. YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.
DIRECTV STREAM has ESPN and local channels in its Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
Subscribers get NBC, NBC Sports Network, USA Network and CNBC in the Entertainment bundle.
You’ll be able to stream Cowboys games live on a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV at home, and a smartphone if you’re not at home.
When you sign up, you can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
Can I watch Dallas Cowboys on Sling TV?
The better play is to get the Sling Orange plan for ESPN coverage, and try to get local NBC, CBS and FOX stations with a TV antenna.
Sling Orange has 32 channels for $40 per month. The lineup includes CNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and TNT. Sling Orange subscribers can watch live TV on one screen at a time.
Sling TV offers 50 hours of free Cloud DVR to all subscribers.
For a larger lineup of 51 channels, you can combine the Sling Blue plan with the Orange plan for $55 per month. Sling Blue has NFL Network, NBC Sports networks and FS1.
A Sling Blue subscription gives you three simultaneous streams on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV (4th generation).
If you want NFL RedZone, then you can subscribe to the Sports Extra bundle for another $11 per month. Sports Extra includes PAC 12 Network, NHL Network, Golf Channel and a few other networks.
Paramount+ is your cheapest option to live stream a local CBS Channel.
You can watch live NFL games that air on CBS for $4.99 per month with the Essential plan.
But Paramount+ isn’t just about CBS programming anymore. Paramount+ has blockbuster movies, and a mini-bundle of on-demand shows from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel.
Subscribers can watch on three screens at once. It’s a solid alternative to cable if you just want CBS programming and minimize your costs.
Paramount+ lets you try out its service free for a week.
How to Watch Dallas Cowboys Free With a TV Antenna
If you don’t want to pay for a streaming service, there’s an excellent chance you can get the local broadcast networks you need for free with a TV antenna.
We’re talking about FOX, NBC and CBS. A TV antenna will not get you ESPN.
You just need to be within range of broadcast towers to get local channels.
Use the free tool at AntennasDirect and type in your zip code. You will be able 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 a signal that’s far less compressed.
Local channels broadcast digital signals in 1080i or 720p, which is High Definition.
If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
What’s the best way to live stream Dallas Cowboys games?
fuboTV has 130+ channels, including ESPN, local NBC, FOX and CBS stations and NFL Network. Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network and HGTV are included in the channel lineup.
fuboTV has apps for Roku, Smart TVs, Fire TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV. You can see what local channels fuboTV offers in your area. A subscription costs $64.99 per month, but you can try the service free for a week.
NOTE: This article was published on September 30, 2021, and has been updated.
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