Cowboys vs. Rams Live Stream: Watch Online without Cable

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Cowboys vs Rams Live Stream: Tony Romo takes on the new-look Rams in a primetime NFL Preseason matchup.

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Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys take on the new-look Los Angeles Rams in a primetime NFL preseason matchup. We’re here to help you take advantage of every opportunity to legally enjoy the Cowboys vs. Rams live stream, which kicks off at 8 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 13, on ESPN.

Especially for cord-cutters, there’s great news: You can watch this game and all of the other preseason games without having a cable TV subscription. Here’s the skinny on how to legally stream and enjoy the Cowboys vs. Rams live stream.

Cowboys vs. Rams Live Stream on Sling TV

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Sling TV is the PERFECT option for watching this game. Sling TV offers ESPN, ESPN is doing the game. Match made in heaven. The Cowboys vs. Rams live stream is one of a handful of NFL Preseason games on ESPN, which is one of the many available channels on the Sling service.

It’s easy to use. Sling TV, a live streaming service from Dish Network (review here), allows subscribers to watch ESPN and ESPN2 live using their internet connection. The service is just $20 a month with no contract, and it includes over 25 other popular channels like AMC, TBS, TNT, HGTV, CNN, and more. You can watch Sling TV on your TV (using a streaming player like the Roku or Apple TV), smart TV, phone, tablet, or computer. They have a great user interface, which you can customize and make your own.

If you’ve never subscribed to Sling before, there is a special offer that might be touchdown of a deal for NFL fans. If you sign up for three months of service, you can get a free Roku 2 for your TV. This is valuable because ESPN has Monday Night Football for another season, meaning those games will be available on Sling, allowing you stream it at a low monthly price.

Haven’t used Sling TV? Here’s a free, 7-day trial.

Cowboys vs. Rams Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass

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Here’s something new: NFL Game Pass. It replaces the old Game Rewind service and gives you access to all 256 regular season NFL games on-demand. Some you can watch live.

Game Pass streams all out-of-market preseason games live, excluding games televised in your local market or on national television. So, if you’re a Cowboys fan in Dallas, you won’t be able to watch live, but the game will be available on-demand shortly after the clock hits zero Those games not included on the Game Pass NFL preseason live stream will be made available on demand shortly after the game.

Game Pass is $99 for the season, but there is a 7-day free trial now by clicking here. An added bonus with the subscription is the that every NFL game since 2009 is available to stream on-demand.

Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.

Cowboys vs. Rams Live Stream on PlayStation Vue

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Similar to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue is another great option for taking in NFL Preseason games, including the Cowboys vs. Rams live stream. Vue offers a number of popular TV networks without a cable subscription.

Vue starts at $30 per month for channels like ESPN (Monday Night Football!), NBC and Fox. Note that Fox and NBC are on-demand only, but still available nationwide. In other words, all live NFL Preseason games on ESPN are available on Vue, and the other games on NBC and Fox start the day after they air live.

Vue is available without a contract, and is very easy to use. You can use it on many major streaming devices, including Roku, Chromecast, PS3/PS4, Amazon Fire TV, iPad and more. Read our PS Vue review for more info.

Watch Cowboys-Rams with an Antenna

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When it comes to the NFL, contracts wit the major broadcast networks still reign supreme. If you want to follow your favorite, hometown team (and still live in that home market, of course), you can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned, but extremely effective, over-the-air antenna.

Local affiliates haven’t officially picked up the broadcast rights to this game at this point, but stay tuned.

You can check out our guide to the best antennas available to find other options. It’s also useful to use a DVR to record games to watch later – read all about DVRs in our detailed guide.

The remaining NFL Preseason schedule

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Thursday, August 25

8 p.m. ET – Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (NBC)

Friday, August 26

8 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)

Saturday, August 27

8 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders (CBS)

Sunday, August 28

1 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)

4 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans (FOX)

8 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (NBC)

More scheduling information can be found here.

And make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.

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Andrew Dodson is a journalist from Michigan who writes for, the state's top online news source. He previously worked as the technology editor for, a trade publication that covers the broadcasting industry, where he frequently wrote about cord cutting and taking advantage of over-the-air television. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @AndrewDodson.
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