How to watch the Dallas Cowboys without cable in 2020


We hate to admit that the 2019 season wasn’t the shining moment we hoped for as Dallas Cowboys fans. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t on the edge of our seat waiting to see what 2020 brings. The Cowboys are among several NFL teams swapping out their head coaches for the upcoming season; Mike McCarthy now leads America’s Team following a 12-year legacy with the Green Bay Packers that included a Super Bowl win.

With 2020 destined to be an NFL season that goes down in history, we’re here to share how to watch the Cowboys online without spending a fortune on premium cable channels. Besides, money saved means more to spend on game day snacks – who can argue with that? Follow these instructions to live stream the Dallas Cowboys on a budget.

What channels show Dallas Cowboys games?

The 2020 Dallas Cowboys broadcast season is distributed across several different channels, which means a standalone network subscription won’t give you access to all the games you’re looking for. Approximately half of games are scheduled to air on FOX, but the rest are fairly spread out. You’ll need to tune into NBC to catch 3 games (against the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers), CBS for 2 games (New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers), ESPN for the game against the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL Network to see the Cowboys play the Baltimore Ravens.

To live stream the Dallas Cowboys season from start to finish this year, you’ll need a subscription to a streaming service with access to FOX, NBC, CBS, ESPN and the NFL Network. We’ve identified a few popular services below that grant viewers access to all or most of these channels in exchange for a monthly fee.

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How to watch the Dallas Cowboys on Hulu + Live TV

With a Hulu + Live TV subscription you’ll be able to catch all but one Cowboys game, which isn’t a bad deal. This may be the most convenient option if you already frequent Hulu for weeknight entertainment. But while a basic Hulu subscription starts at $5.99/mo., you should prepare to spend $54.99 for Hulu + Live TV, which includes 65 or more channels that cover news, sports, entertainment and more. This is still significantly cheaper than cable and includes access to the entire Hulu library of movies and shows.

Hulu + Live TV’s lineup includes FOX, CBS, NBC and ESPN, all of which have at least one Dallas game in their season schedule. The only thing missing is access to the NFL Network, so you might have difficulty finding the single-game being aired on this channel against the Baltimore Ravens. And, check out this article if you’re wanting to watch other NFL teams on this service.

With that said, Hulu + Live TV is a fairly good deal, especially considering that most ESPN networks like ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNews are included. Additional sports channels provide coverage of your favorite basketball, baseball, hockey and more.

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How to watch the Dallas Cowboys on fuboTV

Fubo TV is one of the few places you’ll find unfaltering access to the Dallas Cowboys season in its entirety. Plans run at $64.99/mo. for the entry-level Family subscription or $84.99/mo. for the upgraded Ultra subscription. Both options include access to all 5 networks airing Cowboys games, although sports aficionados might find enough value in the higher-tier subscription to make it worth the extra $20.

The Ultra plan encompasses dozens of premium channels that the whole family will love, including Showtime. It also includes the Sports Plus package, a set of 27 channels like NFL RedZone and designated channels for the NHL, NBA and MLB. (The Sports Package can also be purchased as an add-on to the Family plan for $10.99/mo.)

Fubo TV is our top recommendation for how to watch the Cowboys this year, but don’t take our word for it. Try the Family plan for free for 7 days and cancel anytime if you decide it’s not for you.

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Enjoy the largest selection of live sports content, including the NFL all season long. Get 100+ channels with up to 500 hours of online cloud DVR storage and the option to stream on multiple devices simultaneously. fuboTV also provides primetime shows and family-friendly movies so there’s something for everyone.

How to watch the Dallas Cowboys on YouTube TV

One final option for Cowboys game coverage is YouTube TV. Every channel broadcasting Dallas Cowboys games is available for streaming except the NFL Network, but that only means you’ll need to make alternate plans for a single midseason game versus the Baltimore Ravens.

The YouTube TV subscription provides plenty of additional entertainment options with 85-plus channels, so everyone in the family will find something they love. But don’t worry, you’ll never have to share; up to 6 family members can have their own profiles on a single account, and the platform supports as many as 3 simultaneous streams at once. YouTube TV is particularly unique in the live streaming space as it offers unlimited cloud DVR storage for up to 9 months. Record as many Cowboys games as you want and experience them whenever is most convenient for you. And, check out this article if you’re wanting to watch other NFL teams on this service.

YouTube TV’s subscription fee will set you back $64.99/mo., but a free 7-day trial is available before you pay a cent. There are no hidden fees, contracts or other gimmicks that cable providers use to upcharge their customers, which is a huge value in itself.