Commanders vs Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game live stream: How to watch online, start time and odds

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Today's Commanders vs Cowboys live stream has Dallas looking at another opportunity to beat up on a sub-500 team. And if there’s anything Dak and ‘Dem Boys have proven this season, it’s that they don’t just beat bad teams, they dismantle them. Now, Sam Howell and the Commanders will try their best to avoid being the Cowboys’ latest victim in this Thanksgiving Day NFL live stream.

Commanders vs Cowboys channel, start time

The Commanders vs Cowboys live stream airs (today) Thursday, Nov. 23 .
Time — 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. BST / 8:30 a.m. AEDT (Nov. 24)
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo or Paramount Plus
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free 

Washington (4-7) is in the midst of an odd, struggle-filled season. In one version of Commanders football this year, they were able to take the NFL-leading Eagles down to the wire in two of their losses this season including a Week 4 overtime loss in Philly. 

Then in another version, they fell to the Giants' backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Week 7, only to lose to the Giants again last week, this time to third-string quarterback Tommy DeVito under center for New York. For Washington fans trying to enjoy their Thanksgiving, you can only hope the better brand of the Commanders football rolls into Dallas for this meeting.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys (7-3) are coming off another blowout win, this one a 33-10 victory over the Panthers in Carolina. Overall, the Cowboys have a plus-127-point differential, tied with the Ravens atop the NFL and the win marked their sixth double-digit win of the season. 

A lot of this is thanks to quarterback Dak Prescott, who is on pace for his third 30-touchdown season. He's also in reach of setting a new career high for passer rating. Prescott is currently ranked fourth in the NFL with a 104.0 passer rating and he’s never had a higher passer rating than 104.9 in his previous seven seasons.

But while Dak is putting together a career year, the Dallas defense shouldn't be overlooked. They have been great this season in not only preventing touchdowns but also historic at scoring touchdowns. 

Cornerback DaRon Bland is currently tied for the league lead with six interceptions and is also tied for most pick-sixes in a season. Last week against the Panthers, Bland intercepted Bryce Young and returned it 30 yards for a score to pull into a four-way tie with Eric Allen, Jim Kearney and Ken Houston for a share of the NFL record. Luckily for Brand, he has seven more games to try and set a new record in the league. In this particular matchup, he’s facing a quarterback in Sam Howell who is tied with Josh Allen for most interceptions thrown this season with 12.

DraftKings has the Cowboys as a big 13-point favorite against the Commanders and the over/under is 48 points. Dallas is 32-22-1 all-time in their Thanksgiving Day games, so betting against them this week could be a mistake.

Commanders vs Cowboys Inactives:

Commanders: Alex Armah (FB), Jonathan Williams (RB), Mitchell Tinsley (WR), Curtis Hodges (TE), Julian Good-Jones (G), James Smith-Willams (DE), Emmanuel Forbes Jr. (CB)

Cowboys: Trey Lance (QB), Deuce Vaughn (RB), Asim Richards (OL), Noah Igbinoghene (CB), Eric Scott Jr. (CB), Jayron Kearse (S)

How to watch Commanders vs Cowboys from anywhere 

If you're away from home and can't watch Commanders vs Cowboys the usual way, you can still catch the game. Using the best VPN makes it so that you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streaming services you already pay for.

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How to watch Commanders vs Cowboys live stream in the US

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In the U.S., the Commanders vs Cowboys game is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available free over the air with one of the best TV antennas or with most cable TV packages.

The game starts (today) Thursday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT.

If you've already cut the cord, our recommendation to watch the game is Fubo. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all the broadcast channels, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, which starts at $5.99 per month and offers an NFL on CBS live feed. If you want to stream your local CBS channel, you'll need to upgrade to Paramount Plus with Showtime at $11.99/month.

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How to watch Commanders vs Cowboys live stream in the UK

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American football fans across the pond can watch Commanders vs Cowboys on Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

If you want another option though, this year U.K. NFL fans can also opt for NFL Game Pass on DAZN. This gives you access to more than 200 regular and postseason games, Super Bowl coverage, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, the 2024 NFL Draft, and more. NFL Game Pass costs It costs £151 per year — payable in four installments of £37.75.

The Commanders vs Cowboys live stream starts (today) Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9:30 p.m. BST.

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

How to watch Commanders vs Cowboys live stream in Canada

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For our neighbors to the north, there are a couple of options to watch Commanders vs Cowboys live streams in Canada. 

If you have a traditional TV provider Commanders vs Cowboys is available on TSN, CTV2 and RDS in select markets.

But if you've cut the cord, you'll want you'll want DAZN to watch the NFL 2023-24 season. A monthly DAZN subscription costs CA$24.99 and includes regular season games and the Super Bowl in addition to other sports. If you want to save some money, you can save 50% with a CA$199.99 annual subscription. To get the most games possible, add NFL Game Pass to your existing DAZN subscription

How to watch Commanders vs Cowboys live stream in Australia

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Aussies will find the Commanders vs Cowboys NFL live stream in a couple of different locations. Kayo Sports or Foxtel will give you ESPN coverage of the game along with a few other NFL games each week. Kayo starts at AU$25 per month.

Alternatively, those living in Australia can also use the NFL Game Pass service through DAZN to watch the Commanders vs Cowboys NFL live stream. This offers the most comprehensive NFL streaming package available in Australia and is priced at AU$280 for the full season, or AU$29 a week.

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Marc Farzetta

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.