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Cardinals vs Cowboys live stream: How to watch NFL week 17 online

Kyler Murray of the Cardinals and Dak Prescott of the Cowboys
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It's time for the Cardinals vs Cowboys live stream, which will pit these top tier teams in the NFC against one another as they jockey for superior playoff positioning in this NFL live stream. And right now Dallas looks like the stronger team as we get closer to the NFL playoffs. 

Cardinals vs Cowboys channel, start time

The Cardinals vs Cowboys live stream is today, Sunday (Jan. 2).
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9:25 p.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

The Cardinals (10-5) were the class of the NFL through much of the first half of the season. In fact, they were perfect. That is until they faced the Packers in week eight, and suffered their first loss, a 24-21 defeat. Since then, the Cardinals have looked rather average. 

Arizona's loss to Green Bay started them down a losing spiral and has seen them post a record of 3-5 over their last eight games including now being in the midst of a season-long three-game losing streak. First, they fell to the divisional rival Rams, 30-23. Then lost to the lowly Lions 30-12, followed by last week’s 22-16 loss to the Colts. Their loss to Indy marked just the third time this season and second in the last two weeks where Kyler Murray and the Cardinals failed to crack the 20-point mark in a game.  

The Cowboys (11-4) are back to being one of the top teams in the NFL. After a 1-3 stretch in the middle of the year, they enter this game having won four-straight including last Sunday night’s 56-14 stomping of the Washington Football Team. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns on 28-of-39 passing. In total Prescott posted 131.4 passer rating, his second highest rating of the season.

If there is one concern with the Cowboys' offense it's the lack of production from Ezekiel Elliott. The running back hasn’t cracked the 60-yard rushing mark since week six. Over that stretch Elliott has averaged just 42 yards-per-game, while second string running back Tony Pollard has out gained him ever-so-slightly with an average of 42.7 yards-per-game.   

The Cowboys are currently 6.5-point favorites against the Cardinals. The over/under is 52.

Inactives are:

Cardinals: RB James Conner,  TE Demetrius Harris, DT Zach Kerr, WR Rondale Moore, DE Jordan Phillips, CB Marco Wilson

Cowboys: CB Maurice Canady, C Matt Farniok, WR Simi Fehoko, QB Will Grier, S Israel Mukuamu


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Cardinals vs Cowboys live streams in the US

In the US, Cardinals vs Cowboys is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV

The game starts at  4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT today (Jan. 2)

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

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If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX affiliates for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), which is available even if you don't have DirecTV. For more details check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide.

Cardinals vs Cowboys live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab) gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free.

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local FOX affiliate is showing Cardinals vs Cowboys.

Cardinals vs Cowboys live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Cardinals vs Cowboys on  Sky Sports (opens in new tab), the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Cardinals vs Cowboys live stream starts at 9:25 p.m. GMT Sunday evening.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Cardinals vs Cowboys live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN (opens in new tab) to watch Cardinals vs Cowboys live streams in Canada. 

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.