Cowboys vs Rams live stream: How to watch NFL 2020 season game online

Cowboys vs Rams live stream: 2020 NFL season
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Cowboys vs Rams channel, start time

The Cowboys vs Rams starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT today (Sunday, Sept. 13). It's on NBC as part of week 1 of Sunday Night Football.

Are you ready for some football? It's nearly time for the Cowboys vs Rams live stream, giving us a key game in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Both teams are looking to improve from last season, when neither made the playoffs. 

The Cowboys vs Rams will kick off at the Rams' shiny new SoFi stadium, but without any fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. So, home field advantage may not matter much in this match-up. 

The Cowboys and Rams met last year, with Dallas notching the victory. For this game, the Cowboys (under new coach Mike McCarthy) are favored again. Quarterback Dak Prescott is coming off his best season yet and has more wideout options now that CeeDee Lamb has joined Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper (though the latter is questionable to play). 

And with star running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys have a ground game to complement Prescott's passing. Dallas' defense is formidable, too, especially after adding former Pro Bowler Everson Griffin as a pass rusher.

As for the Rams, they parted ways with Todd Gurley and drafted running back Cam Akers to fill his shoes. Quarterback Jared Goff has a capable lineup of passing options, including Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee. On defense, Los Angeles lost a few key linebackers but fields two strong cornerbacks in Jalen Ramsey and Troy Hill.

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Cowboys vs Rams game.

How to watch Cowboys vs Rams live streams with a VPN

Football fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can't watch the Cowboys vs Rams live streams you want, you don't have to miss the game. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

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Cowboys vs Rams live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Cowboys vs Rams game kicks off tonight (Sunday, Sept. 13) at 8:20 p.m. ET. It's on NBC, which is included on most cable TV packages and is available on two live TV services, fuboTV and Sling TV

Of the two, football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling may get you this game, but it doesn't include CBS and the NFL Network (nor NFL RedZone). It's a case of "you get what you pay for" since Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX and NBC) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

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Sling TV

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sling TV is an affordable live TV service with some of the channels that football fans want, providing a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC for this game, as well as local Fox affiliates and ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: Cowboys vs Rams is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (provided that you don't live in the market of either team). Sunday Ticket streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles.

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

Cowboys vs Rams live streams for free

If Cowboys vs Rams is airing on the NBC affiliate network in your market, you don't even need to pay. With one of the best TV antennas, you can watch live, pulling the game out of the sky.

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

Cowboys vs Rams live streams in the UK

British fans of American football can watch most NFL games on Sky Sports. Unfortunately, that's not the case for the Falcons vs Cowboys game. If you want to watch it, you'll need NFL Gamepass, which broadcasts most NFL games live. 

Cowboys vs Rams 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 Rams 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.

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.