Here is how to watch the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, live without cable on FOX.
- From Dallas, Austin, Waco and Texas markets. Watch every Cowboys game, minus Amazon Prime games, with fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV.
- Out-of-market. Watch the Cowboys in national broadcasts, or add NFL Sunday Ticket.TV to a DIRECTV STREAM membership (eligibility rules apply)
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How to watch this week’s Dallas Cowboys game
What channel is the Dallas Cowboys game on? We list the 2022 Dallas Cowboys TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
Note: The Cowboys vs. Titans game on 12/29 is an Amazon Prime game, but can still be viewed on local affiliates in Dallas and Nashville.
The most important channels for Cowboy Fans
The most important channels for Cowboy fans will be CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, and of all these, FOX, the channel with rights for most NFC games through 2033, will be the most important for watching the Cowboys.
The table below documents the live TV streaming providers that carry the most important channels for watching the NFL.
If you live in Dallas
If you live near Dallas, you will be able to watch the Cowboys with any of these live TV streaming providers.
Watch the Dallas Cowboys on fuboTV
Watch the Dallas Cowboys on Sling TV (gaps in coverage)
Sling TV Blue will not get you access to ESPN, so Monday Night Football is out, but in Dallas, fans get the local FOX and NBC affiliate with a Sling TV Blue membership. CBS can be added with a special air antenna.
Even though Sling Blue doesn’t offer total NFL coverage, we recommend it here because, with the cost of streaming services rising, some fans will want a budget option.
Read our Sling TV review.
Watch the Cowboys on DIRECTV STREAM (Best overall)
DirecTV Stream features all the channels you need to stream Cowboys games. However, as an added bonus, it is the only live TV streaming service that carries Bally Sports Southwest, which is the local RSN for Dallas Sports. If you want to watch the Mavericks (NBA), Rangers (MLB), and Stars (NHL), DirecTV Stream has a lot to offer in-market Dallas sports fans.
Read our DirecTV Stream review.
Watch the Dallas Cowboys on Hulu + Live TV
Watch the Dallas Cowboys on YouTube TV
I’ve written several times on this site about how impressive YouTube TV is as a platform for watching sports, and NFL in particular. The service carries the most important channels for watching NFL action, has a 4K package, and even a mobile feature for fantasy football fans.
The downside is you need a Google account to start using YouTube TV.
Read our YouTube TV review for sports fans.
When the Cowboys are on national TV
All of the selections above, except for Sling TV Blue, will carry every nationally televised Cowboys game, including playoff games.
- Thanksgiving Day Game – FOX
- Monday Night Football – ABC / ESPN
- Thursday Night Football – Local affiliates / Amazon Prime (next game on 12/29)
- Sunday Night Football – NBC
- Playoffs – ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX
How to watch the Dallas Cowboys out-of-market
On the one hand the Cowboys are on TV a lot, so some fans, even out-of-market, may be content with the games they get on national broadcasts, plus the extensive regional coverage the Cowboys enjoy. For the diehards, who want to watch every game at home, NFL Sunday Ticket is the play.
How to watch the Cowboys FAQ
Yes, almost every Dallas Cowboys game will be broadcast in the Austin TV market. The two most important channels will be KEYE-TV CBS 42 Austin and KTBC-TV FOX 7 Austin. Hulu+ Live TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV all carry these channels in the base package.
Yes, you can watch the Dallas Cowboys on most Roku devices. Roku has a dedicated Dallas Cowboys channel called Cowboys Now, but you can’t actually stream Cowboys games on it, which is confusing. For step-by-step instructions for watching Cowboys games on Roku, check out my dedicated blog post.