Cowboys vs Rams live stream is today: How to watch NFL week 5 online

Quarterbacks (L to R) Cooper Rush and Matthew Stafford will face off in the Cowboys vs Rams live stream
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It's almost time to watch the Cowboys vs Rams live stream, and it features another tough task for the L.A. offense. Matthew Stafford and the Rams have struggled this season to match last year's dominance and now they have a daunting Dallas defense waiting for them in this NFL live stream

Cowboys vs Rams channel, start time

The Cowboys vs Rams live stream airs today Sunday (Oct. 9).
Time — 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT / 9.25 p.m. BST / 7:25 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or Sling TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

Dallas (3-1) had some early hope for quarterback Dak Prescott to return from a broken thumb for this week's kickoff in L.A. against the Rams, but it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case. Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 the Fan in Dallas that Prescott is still having trouble gripping the ball as of Tuesday.

Since Dak went down in week one's loss to the Buccaneers, backup Cooper Rush has led the Cowboys to a perfect 3-0 record including two wins in their division over the Giants and Commanders. Rush has also helped Dallas average over 22 points-per-game while throwing four touchdown passes with no interceptions and posting a 95.9 passer rating.

Dallas’ stifling defense has pulled their weight as well. All-Pro linebacker Micah Parsons leads the Cowboys with four sacks while anchoring a defense that is now ranked third in the NFL in points-allowed (15.5ppg) and second in sacks (15).

This Cowboy defense is probably the last thing the Rams (2-2) want to see right now. The defending Super Bowl Champions fell hard to the 49ers last week, 24-9. The loss marked the first time L.A. has been held to single digits in scoring during the McVay-Stafford era. Last season, they only failed to score less than 20 points twice and have already done that two times this year.

One thing that is working as well as last season is the Stafford to Cooper Kupp connection. Kupp is averaging 100-yards receiving-per-game and has three touchdown receptions. He is also the most target receiver in the NFL as Stafford has thrown his way 54 times this season.

The Action Network (opens in new tab) has the Rams are 5-point favorites against the Cowboys.

Cowboys vs Rams Inactives:

Cowboys: Dak Prescott (QB), Jason Peters (T), Jalen Tolbert (WR), Quinton Bohanna (DT), Markquese Bell (S), Devin Harper (LB), Nahshon Wright (CB)

Rams: David Long (CB), Taylor Rapp (S), Lance McCutcheon (WR), Brian Allen (C), Cobie Durant  (CB), Bryce Perkins (QB)


How to watch Cowboys vs Rams live stream from anywhere

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Cowboys vs Rams live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Cowboys vs Rams live stream 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 (Oct. 9)

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 $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the Cowboys vs Rams live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

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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 ESPN for this game, as well as local FOX and NBC affiliates. Your first month is 50% off!

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab). Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

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Cowboys vs Rams live streams in the UK

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

The Cowboys vs Rams live stream starts at 9.25 p.m. GMT Sunday.

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

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 (opens in new tab) to watch Cowboys vs Rams live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

Cowboys vs Rams live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Cowboys vs Rams live stream on ESPN or Seven, via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo starts at $25 per month (opens in new tab) with the Kayo One Package offers a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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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.