This Thanksgiving, let's show some gratitude to the NFC East, which is dishing up more than its fair share of excellence so far this season. The New York Giants face the Dallas Cowboys today in a game that was always going to have major playoff implications, but with Dallas leapfrogging New York this past weekend, things have been amped up even further. It's pouring down in Dallas, and you can read on as we explain how to watch a Giants vs Cowboys live stream online from anywhere.
Both teams are 7-3, but the Cowboys currently own the tiebreaker thanks to their 23–16 victory over the Giants in September. America's Team ran all over the G-Men on that occasion and the Giants faithful have every reason to fear a repeat.
Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong during their 31-18 defeat to the Lions over the weekend, and then some. Daniel Jones threw two interceptions that were both punished, Saquon Barkley ran out of steam, and red-hot rookie receiver Wan'Dale Robinson and a roll call of starters picked up injuries — including cornerback Fabian Moreau, right tackle Tyre Phillips, and safety Jason Pinnock.
With four consecutive divisional matchups on the cards, this could hardly have happened at a worse time, but all Brian Daboll's men can do today is show fight. The Cowboys are being spoken of as the No.2 team in the NFC after their phenomenal 40-3 victory over a top-notch Vikings team, in which running back Tony Pollard and linebacker Micah Parsons looked frighteningly good.
The outcome of this clash could also decide who gets Odell Beckham Jr.’s signature, and you can follow our guide on how to watch a Giants vs Cowboys live stream wherever you are.
Giants vs Cowboys live stream: how to watch NFL in the US without cable
Fans can watch the Giants vs Cowboys game on Fox in the US, with kick-off set for 4.30pm ET / 1.30pm PT on Thursday afternoon.
If you're already a subscriber, you can also live stream Giants vs Cowboys directly through the Fox website.
How to watch Giants vs Cowboys without cable
Sling TV is an OTT service that's especially good for NFL fans.
The Sling Blue package offers local Fox and NBC channels in most major markets, as well as NFL Network, thereby covering off numerous NFL games including both prime-time and local broadcasts. It normally costs $40 a month, but if you're new to the service, you can get your first month half-price.
An extra $15 a month for the combined Sling Blue + Orange bundle adds access to ESPN 1, 2 and 3 to your NFL viewing arsenal - as well as getting you a raft of other premium channels.
A costlier but even more thorough alternative is FuboTV, which includes Fox, NFL Network, CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season.
Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Sling TV, FuboTV or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
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How to watch Giants vs Cowboys from outside your country
If you've mismatched a holiday, or you're away on business, and you want to watch your country's coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.
A VPN is generally perfect for this, as it allows you to change your IP address, so you appear to be in an entirely different location when the big game is on.
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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.
How to watch Giants vs Cowboys: live stream NFL in Canada
The Giants vs Cowboys kicks off at 4.30pm ET / 1.30pm PT on Thursday, and is being shown on DAZN, which is live-streaming every single NFL game this season.
And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year.
Not only do you get every single NFL game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!
It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices).
The Giants vs Cowboys is also being televised by both TSN and CTV. If you don't have cable, you can live stream Giants vs Cowboys on TSN Direct, with a subscription costing CA$19.99 a month or CA$199.90 per year. CTV doesn't offer a streaming-only sub.
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Giants vs Cowboys live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK
The Giants vs Cowboys game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, with kick-off set for 9.30pm GMT on Thursday night.
The network shows up to six NFL games live each week on its dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel, as well as the live RedZone highlights show each Sunday.
If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.
Hardcore NFL fans may instead want to look at the NFL Game Pass, which costs £49.99 for the rest of the season and shows every single game live.
Not in the UK, but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL as if you were at home.
How to watch Cowboys vs Giants FREE: live stream NFL in Australia
The Cowboys vs Giants game kicks off at 8.30am AEDT on Friday morning, and you can tune in via ESPN, which is available through Foxtel. You can also stream the action on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go app.
That means streaming service Kayo Sports is showing the Cowboys vs Giants too, and is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 7-day trial.
Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NHL, MLB, cricket, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.
If you're only interested in watching the NFL, the NFL Game Pass is showing every remaining game of the season live, with a subscription priced at $97.99.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.