Finally, the NFL Preseason is under way. If you don’t have cable (hey, it’s too damn expensive), then you need to know how to catch the Cowboys games live. For help, we turned to the guys at Streaming Observer to discuss options for watching online without a cable contract. Here’s what we learned.
NFL Game Pass is a great option for streaming all NFL Preseason games with one large caveat—you have to live out-of-market. If you’re in the Dallas market, Cowboys games will be blacked out (unless you’re using a VPN, which is technically against terms of service).
Game Pass has a free trial. After the trial, it’s $99 for the entire season. That gives you preseason games live, and all regular season games on demand. It also comes with a lot of other content like coaches’ film, etc.
If you’re out-of-market, you can also use a service like Sling TV to watch the games that come on NFL Network. You can use the Sling Blue package, which runs $25 per month. There’s no contract, and you can try it out with a free trial.
For those in the DFW area, you’ll need KTVT. The cheapest way to stream this is with CBS All Access. All Access has a free trial, and after that it’s only $6 a month. There’s no contract, so you can cancel whenever.
For a more well-rounded cable TV replacement, PlayStation Vue has CBS along with a bunch of other important stations. For football fans, Vue can give you access to FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, and more. So, if you need a one-stop solution for the entire NFL season, as a Dallas resident you should probably check out Vue.
YouTube TV is another one that we talked about not too long ago. It’s pretty new though, and with the NFL mobile restrictions, I’m not sure how useful it will be during the season. However, it offers a free month trial, so it might be worth checking out.
Once the regular season rolls around, watching is a bit simpler. We’ll discuss those options as the season gets closer.