Cowboys vs Cardinals live stream: How to watch 2021 NFL preseason game online

Cowboys vs Cardinals live stream: Garrett Gilbert and Kyler Murray
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The Cowboys vs Cardinals live stream tonight is the second chapter of Dallas’ back-up quarterback reality TB show. Tonight's game is also about Arizona looking to show off its wide receiver depth in this NFL live stream

Cowboys vs Cardinals channel, start time

The Cowboys vs Cardinals live stream kicks off today (August 13) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
• U.S. — Watch on NFL Network via Sling or Fubo.TV
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Having played in the Hall of Fame Game last week, the Cowboys are already into their preseason position battles. With Dak Prescott eyeing next week for a full return to practice from a right shoulder strain Dallas will look to have their quarterback competition go another round as they look for Dak’s back-up.

The Cowboys scored just three points last week in Canton against the Steelers. Garrett Gilbert started for Dallas and completed nine of his 13 for 103 yards before Cooper Rush came off the bench to throw for 70 yards on 8-of-13 passing. Ben DiNucci played the entire second half and threw the game’s only interception.

Defensively, Micah Parsons left Cowboys’ fans wanting more after his performance in the Dallas’ preseason opener. The 12th overall pick in April’s draft made three tackles in limited playing time last Thursday night and recovered a fumble.

The bad news for Arizona has already hit the wire, as Cardinals running back James Conner, tight end Darrell Daniels, defensive lineman Leki Fotu, and safety Charles Washington are all on the Covid-19/reserve list. Reports suggest they are marked as "high-risk close contacts," and suggests they have not been vaccinated.

Cardinals’ quarterback Kyler Murray is going to get a series or two Friday night, but most of the snaps will be handled by veteran back-up, Colt McCoy. No matter who is throwing the football for Arizona, you can expect rookie second round pick Rondale Moore to get a lot of opportunities to make plays. Moore was the 49th overall pick in the most recent draft and posted a 4.29 40-yard Dash at his pro day. This preseason he will try to prove his worth in providing depth behind veteran receivers A.J. Green and Deandre Hopkins. 

The Cardinals host the Cowboys as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is 40.

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Cowboys vs Cardinals live streams in the US

In the US, Cowboys vs Cardinals is going to be broadcast at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT today (Friday, August 13) on the NFL Network. It's available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV.

Other pre-season NFL games this week (all times ET)

Bills vs Lions (Friday @ 7 p.m.)
Browns vs Jaguars (Sat. @ 7 p.m.)
Jets vs Giants (Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.)
Texans vs Packers (Sat. @ 8 p.m.)
Chiefs vs 49ers (Sat. @ 8:30 p.m.)

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling. Select market will get CBS games via Locast integration, and NFL RedZone is available in the $11 per month Sports Exrta pack for Sling Blue members. You can get CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

A more comprehensive package comes from Fubo TV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS (built right in), ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. RedZone is available in the $10.99 per month Sports Plus add-on. 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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Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with the NFL Network, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss some games, Sling TV 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: No pre-season games are included, so the Cowboys vs Cardinals game won't be on NFL Sunday Ticket.

Cowboys vs Cardinals live streams in the UK

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

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

Also, the NFL Game Pass can be purchased for $99 and will allow you to live stream 28 preseason football games. This is ONLY for NFL Preseason games. You cannot live stream NFL regular season games using NFL Game Pass.

The Cowboys vs Cardinals live stream starts at 3 a.m. BST Saturday morning.

Cowboys vs Cardinals live streams in Canada

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

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.

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.