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It’s been a long two weeks for the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s going to be a very long season for the New York Jets.
Following the first few weeks, it looked like the Cowboys might have the league’s best offense. Now that the team has suffered consecutive losses to the Saints and Packers, people are wondering if Dallas might be a pretender.
Though Dak Prescott threw for 463 yards playing from behind last week, he also threw three interceptions. Those numbers, padded by garbage time, don’t quite reveal the truth: He has struggled these last two weeks. Ezekiel Elliot, who often gives the Boys’ offense a boost, has also been off, posting mortal totals of 62 and 35 yards on the ground.
The offense in Dallas seems like it will recover and has had positives in these losses. The defense, however, might be in real trouble. In terms of DVOA, the Cowboys went into Week 5 ranked third. But it now seems that ranking was premature. The defensive line couldn’t stop Aaron Jones, for instance. Linebackers couldn’t get any pressure. The secondary got beat early and often. Is this how this D is going to look against good QBs?
Luckily for the Cowboys, there is no better team to get right against than the New York Jets. Along with the Dolphins, the Redskins, and the Bengals, the Jets are one of few teams that could lose every game.
New York has been blown out terribly in their last three games, and without Sam Darnold, they look completely lost on offense. Filling in at quarterback, Luke Falk went 15 of 26 for 120 yards and two interceptions.
Quarterback is just one of this team’s problems. The Jets may get Darnold back for the Cowboys game, but Dallas still shouldn’t be afraid. The O-line allowed 10 sacks last week. The Jets D came away with zero sacks and zero picks. Nothing is happening on offense that isn’t named Le’Veon Bell.
Even if Darnold is back, Dallas should cruise here and get their season back on track.
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Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets
- When: Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4:25pm ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
- Streaming: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching Cowboys vs. Jets on streaming platforms that carry CBS. However, consult a coverage map to see what game your regional channel will be playing.
If a game is not being carried in your area, the only option might be an NFL Sunday Ticket package.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets live stream: How to watch NFL online
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
If you’re a big-time sports fan, FuboTV is your best streaming service option. If you love international soccer and you’re a Spanish speaker, FuboTV also offers various add-on packages, including Fubo Latino and Fubo Português. FuboTV’s basic plan showcases nearly 100 channels and includes NFL Network. At $54.99 per month, you’ll also get FS1, FS2, NBCSN, NBA TV, Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Network, BeIn Sports, and CBS Sports Network, along with premium channels like FX/FXX/FXM. The only notable omission for sports fans is ESPN. You can add Fubo’s Sports Plus package for an additional $8.99 per month, which allows you to stream NFL RedZone. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
- Cost: $44.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings with ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Both Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month) include NFL Network and a number of sports channels—like three ESPN channels and NBCSN—and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packages. Sling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange + Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)
For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.
Unfortunately, due to a contract dispute, as of Sept. 26 Sling no longer carries Fox, FS1, and FS2. But there is a workaround…
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “it’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you’d like to watch live NFL games directly from your PS4, PlayStation Vue is your best bet. PlayStation also works with streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire products, but what separates PlayStation from the rest of the streaming services is that it’s also compatible with Kodi. No matter how you stream the Cowboys vs. Jets, you’ll get to choose from four tiers of channels—all but the cheapest include NFL Network. From there, you can also add NFL RedZone as part of the $10-per-month Sports Pack, which also unlocks ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Longhorn Network, Outside TV, and NBCUniversal regional sports networks. You can see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels here. Two other great perks: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s also unlimited cloud DVR.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
Cost: $73.99 per month for four months, or one single payment of $293.96
There are two—and only two—ways of acquiring NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. There’s NFLSundayTicket.TV, which costs $73.99 per month for four months. It’s everything you love NFL Sunday Ticket but online-only. You can stream from pretty much any device that connects to the internet (but only on one device at a time).
You can also upgrade to the NFLST.TV Max bundle for a total of $99 per month for four months or one single payment of $395.99. You can also add on NFL Game Pass, which allows you to watch replays of every game after they air, for $50 for the full season.
There’s another way to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV: Amazon Prime. While you can’t pay for the package using Amazon Prime, you can at least watch all of the games on the service. To start, first download the NFL Sunday Ticket channel on Amazon Prime. It’s free. From there, you’ll just need to sign in with your subscription credentials to watch the Cowboys vs. Jets.
College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through NFLSundayTicket.TV U.
Fantasy football: Who should I start?
Michael Gallup, Wide Receiver: Coming off of his recent injury, Gallup was expected to ease his way back into action. Languishing on many teams’ benches, he went for 113 yards and a touchdown last week. Don’t make the same mistake again. This offense can sustain two fantasy receivers, and Gallup is good to go as a WR 2 or a flex.
Le’Veon Bell, Running Back: Bell is the only startable Jet, and while you are likely playing him, you are probably regretting taking him in the first round. The rest of this Jets team is weighing on him like an albatross wrapped around his fantasy production.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets: Why it matters
This game couldn’t be coming along at a better time for the Cowboys. They just dropped two games to a pair of the league’s best teams. Last week, the Packers’ running game crushed them. The week before, the Saints defense manhandled them. The Jets can only dream of such things.
If Sam Darnold is back and playing well (two big ifs), maybe this game could be compelling at moments. Perhaps the praise for the Cowboys was too intense after three commanding victories to start the season. But, just the same, the criticism of them these last weeks has probably been too harsh.
Look for Dak Prescott and company to get their groove back against a sorry Jets squad that is already dreaming of high draft picks.
- How to watch NFL RedZone without cable
- How to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV satellite
- How to watch NFL Network online (without cable)
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Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.