Cowboys vs Vikings live stream: How to watch Sunday Night Football online NFL

Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins will face off in the Cowboys vs Vikings live stream
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The Cowboys vs Vikings live stream is about to begin, and it catches a Dallas team that is looking to pick-up from where they left off before taking their bye week and a Minnesota trying to do the same. Unfortunately, Dak Prescott won’t be leading "dem boys" against Cousins and the Vikings in this NFL live stream.

Cowboys vs Vikings channel, start time

The Cowboys vs Vikings live stream is tonight (Oct. 31).
Time — 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT / 1:20 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
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The Cowboys (5-1) are one of only five teams in the league have one loss or less.  They have jumped out to that start thanks to an offense that leads the NFL with 34.2 points-per-game.  

Powering that offense will be Ezekiel Elliot. But Dak is sidelined due to a calf injury and Cooper Rush will be getting his first career start as QB.. Elliot has reemerged as one the best runners in the league. The 26-year-old is fourth in the league in rushing yards-per-game (86.8) and has scored the third most rushing touchdowns (5). 

Before their bye week, the Cowboys beat the Patriots in overtime 35-29. Prescott suffered a calf strain. 

The Vikings (3-3) are also looking to get back in the swing of things after their bye week. They are coming off their first back-to-back wins of the season as they were able to squeak past the Lions 19-17 in week five, then beat the Panthers 34-28 in overtime two weeks ago.

Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins is having another solid season with a 105 passer rating and he's thrown 13 touchdown passes to just two interceptions. Running back Dalvin cook is also doing his part in the offense averaging 91.5 rushing yards-per-game. Wide-out Justin Jefferson is on his way to another stellar season. The rookie pro bowler from a year ago is ninth in the league in receiving yards and on pace for a 1,400-plus yard season. 

The Vikings are 4-point favorites at home. The over/under is 49.5.

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Cowboys vs Vikings live streams in the US

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

The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT Sunday  (Oct. 31). 

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.

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, 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 CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, as no night-time games are included this week.

Cowboys vs Vikings live streams for free

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. This appears to include pre-season games, but we can't find specific confirmation for this game.

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 NBC affiliate is showing the Cowboys vs Vikings live stream.

Cowboys vs Vikings live streams in the UK

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

The Cowboys vs Vikings live stream starts at 1:20 a.m. BST Monday Morning. 

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

Cowboys vs Vikings live streams in Canada

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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.