The Dallas Cowboys attempt to alleviate an offense in flux as they travel to play the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 of NFL Preseason action.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET. For those out of market, it will be broadcast on NFL Network, which can be watched online via FuboTV. For those in market, it will be broadcast on a local channel, depending on your city.
If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, here’s a rundown of all your live stream options, which vary depending on where you live:
If The Teams are in Your Market
First, check to see what local channel the game is on in your area–it will be either ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC or My. Then, if you sign up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, you’ll be able to watch a live stream of one, some, or all of those channels, depending on the service.
For example, for fans in Dallas, Austin and Cincinnati, where the game is on CBS, Amazon Prime is your best option. But if you’re in Louisville or Waco, where the game is on Fox, Hulu with Live TV and Fubo TV will both give you a live stream of the game.
Here’s a rundown of all the streaming services, what they include, and how to sign up and watch:
(Note that local channels are available live in select markets)
Local channels included: CBS
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of your local CBS channel on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Local channels included: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC
In addition to its massive Netflix-like library of on-demand movies and TV shows, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, which includes ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of any of those channels on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Local channels included: CBS, CW, Fox, NBC
A streaming service that is largely tailored towards sports fans, FuboTV includes CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of those channels on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games and shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them. The main FuboTV channel package also comes with NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game.
Local channels included: Fox, NBC
Fox and NBC are both included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of either channel on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on. “Sling Blue” also comes with the NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game, so you can also watch that way if you miss it live.
If the Teams Aren’t in Your Market
For everyone outside of the Cowboys and Bengals markets, the game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network, which is included in main FuboTV channel package.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of NFL Network on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
The Cincinnati Bengals are riding a wave of momentum into their second preseason game. After defeating the Chicago Bears last week, the Bengals’ offense looks to continue to improve against the Dallas Cowboys.
Included is running back Joe Mixon, who is expected to emerge as a lead back this season.
Last year, the Bengals selected wide receiver John Ross out of Washington with the ninth-overall pick. Ross was plagued with injuries in his rookie season, and never got off the ground running. Ross was notably the standout vertical threat in the 2017 NFL Draft class.
A potential breakout season for Ross in year two, on top of Mixon’s production, will be a major factor for Cincinnati in 2018. Having a legitimate No. 2 wideout would take pressure off both established No. 1 WR A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert, who are each coming off of down seasons.
The Cowboys are still adjusting to life post Dez Bryant and Jason Witten on offense.
Quarterback Dak Prescott has a tall task ahead of him this season attempting to incorporate previous depth players into Scott lineman’s offense, and get the most out of them.
One bright spot during training camp has been Tavon Austin. Austin, who was selected eighth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, has regularly been a relevant receiving threat, but fallen way short of expectations originally set out for him when he was a member of the Rams.
Prescott praised Austin this week during practice:
“I didn’t know he was as good of a receiver as he was and could run routes as well as he does, and catch the ball every single time. He’s a guy you can put out there, inside, outside and trust he’s going to get open.”
Prescott will attempt to continue building a rapport with Austin, Allen Hurns and Terrance Williams against the Bengals.