Lions vs Cowboys live stream: how to watch NFL online and on TV from anywhere today

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The 1-4 Lions face the 4-2 Cowboys today in what amounts to a prove-it game for both teams. Detroit cited injuries as a key reason they were shut out in their last game, but they've had a bye week to prepare for this. Dallas, meanwhile, are coming off a defeat in the biggest game of their season so far, and they'll be looking to show that they're a different beast with Prescott calling the shots. It's a hot, humid day in Dallas, and you can read on as we explain how to watch a Lions vs Cowboys live stream online from anywhere.

Lions vs Cowboys live stream

Date: Sunday, October 23

Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm BST / 4am AEDT

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Live stream: Paramount Plus FREE trial / CBS via FREE fuboTV trial (US) | DAZN (CA) | NFL Game Pass (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

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Despite failing to score a point against the Pats, the Jared Goff-led Lions offense remains one of the most potent in the NFL. On average they've been scoring 28 points per game, which ranks third in the league. Unfortunately, it counts for just one victory because the Lions defense is surrendering a league-worst 34 points per game.

In many ways, then, they're an ideal opponent for Prescott to make his comeback against. A thumb injury has restricted him to just one appearance, in the season opener, and though Cooper Rush has held things together marvellously in his absence, the Cowboys have missed Prescott's energy and imagination.

And they could certainly do with a pick-me-up after falling to defeat against the Eagles last weekend. Micah Parsons, who's been the standout figure in the Cowboys' stellar pass-rushing unit, had a frustrating night, so Goff had better be careful out there today. Follow our guide on how to watch a Lions vs Cowboys live stream wherever you are.

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Lions vs Cowboys live stream: how to watch NFL in the US without cable


Fans can watch the Lions vs Cowboys game on CBS in the US, with kick-off set for 1pm ET / 10am PT on Sunday.

How to watch Lions vs Cowboys without cable

If you haven't got CBS as part of a cable package, you should know that it's also available on a streaming-only basis via Paramount Plus.

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier.

The service also offers a FREE 7-day trial, meaning new customers can live stream Lions vs Cowboys and at least another game or two for nothing. 

Alternatively, FuboTV is one of the best ways to watch NFL games without cable this season, as it includes CBS, NFL Network, Fox, 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 Paramount Plus, 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.

How to watch Lions 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 a completely 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.

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How to watch Lions vs Cowboys: live stream NFL in Canada

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The Lions vs Cowboys game kicks off at 1pm ET / 10am PT on Sunday, 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 Lions vs Cowboys game is also being televised by CTV. 

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Lions vs Cowboys live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK


The Lions vs Cowboys game kicks off at 6pm BST on Sunday evening, and NFL fans in the UK can tune in via the NFL Game Pass, which costs £112.99 for the season and shows every single game live.

Sky Sports 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, but the Lions vs Cowboys isn't one of this week's featured games.

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.

Away from the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL as if you were at home.

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How to watch Lions vs Cowboys FREE: live stream NFL in Australia


The Lions vs Cowboys game kicks off at 4am AEDT on Monday morning, and if you're willing to get up that early 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 Lions vs Cowboys 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 $209.99.

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.

Aatif Sulleyman

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.