It’s hard to bounce back from a tough loss, but that’s what both of these teams need to do this week.
Before Week 4, the Dallas offense looked unstoppable. Then, the Saints stopped them. Sean Payton’s team held the Cowboys to 257 yards of total offense. The game felt out of character from start to finish, from Amari Cooper’s quiet day to Ezekiel Elliot’s 1.9 yards per carry.
The Cowboys should bounce back this week, and even in the loss, there were positives. The defense continues to look sharp in Dallas. The ‘Boys still managed five sacks and a pick against the Saints offense.
A 12 point game is disconcerting when this Dak Prescott-led offense has put up at least 30 in every other game. But, that also tells us this game was probably something of a fluke.
Green Bay has more persistent weaknesses despite their strong performance overall. The Packers running game has stalled in three of the first four weeks, and their receiving corps is shallow.
Aaron Rodgers still managed to throw for 422 yards in the loss, but his devastating late-game pick demonstrated that his lack of weapons is forcing him to make throws he doesn’t want to.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Packers had an off game against the Eagles. The 7th-ranked squad didn’t come away with a sack or a pick against Carson Wentz. Despite a bad game, they are still a great unit overall.
As the Packers figure out their new offense, they have been a defensive team. Dallas has sailed to victories thanks to their offensive production. With their key units failing last week, how will they adjust in Week 5?
This is a matchup of two the best teams in the NFC and how these teams adjust as the season goes on will us a lot about which squad can expect to go further into the postseason.
|HOW TO WATCH COWBOYS VS. PACKERS WITHOUT CABLE
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers
- When: 4:25pm ET, Sunday, Oct. 6
- Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
- Streaming: Fox, NFL Sunday Ticket
There are a number of options for watching Cowboys vs. Packers on streaming platforms that carry FOX. 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. Green Bay Packers 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, including 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.)
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.” While select football games are no longer on Sling after its contract impasse with Fox—which for now means no Fox, FS1, or FS2 via Sling—you can still catch the Fox telecasts with AirTV.
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, 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.
College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through NFLSundayTicket.TV U.
Fantasy Football: Who should I start?
Blake Jarwin, Wide Receiver: If Michael Gallup is out for one more week, then it’s time to trust Jarwin. Even in a defensive struggle, he put up decent numbers. It is time to trust that he has emerged as the clear second choice after Amari Cooper as long as Gallup misses time.
Davante Adams, Wide Receiver: We have recommended various other Packers pass catchers in previous weeks, but we are tired of guessing. Though Rodgers puts up big numbers, his targets outside of Adams are inconsistent. The Packers’ number-one option might be the only guaranteed skill player to start on this squad.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers: Why it matters
Either of these teams could lose this game and make the playoffs, but both squads want more than just a postseason berth.
Yes, the Cowboys and Packers both lost last week, but there is no team in the NFC that looks better than they do. Only the 49ers remain undefeated in the conference, and Dallas and Green Bay look like they could handle Jimmy G.’s squad if needed.
Though we are still in the early weeks of the season, this game could come back to haunt the loser. It’s not hard to imagine this game determining home-field advantage in the NFC.
Expect this game to be hotly contested, coming down to which team can improve their weaker unit most. Can the Dallas D continue to serve as an asset and not a liability? Will Green Bay’s offense continue to improve?
We’ll find out the answers to these questions and more in one of the best matchups of Week 5.
- 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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