The clash between the Buffalo Bills (8-3) and Dallas Cowboys (6-5) brings a hefty serving of playoff implications to go with the turkey and potatoes to the table for a festive Thanksgiving meeting between the squads.
The game is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Cowboys on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV or other device via one of the following streaming services:
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If you want to watch CBS football games (both in-market NFL and college football games), and you don’t need any other channels, Amazon Prime’s CBS channel is a great option:
If you already have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS Channel, you can then watch a live stream of the Bills vs Cowboys on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
If you want to watch as much NFL as possible beyond just this game, CBS, Fox, NBC (all live in select markets) and NFL Network are among the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, while NFL RedZone is included in the Sports Plus add-on.
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Cowboys on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Another option for watching as much as NFL as possible, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including CBS, Fox, NBC (all live in select markets) and ESPN.
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Cowboys on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead.
Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Cowboys on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
Once signed up for DAZN Canada, you can watch a live stream of the Bills vs Cowboys and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Bills vs Cowboys Preview
It’s been a quarter-century since the Bills (8-3) were on the featured on the Thanksgiving slate of games, but the NFL picked a good time to do it. Buffalo is surging and have a playoff berth in sight. ESPN gave the Bills a 82.3% chance to clinch a spot in the postseason, just needs one or two wins to assure themselves of at least a Wild Card spot.
“I’d say it’s an opportunity for us to take a step, another step this season as a football team,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “So, it’s important … getting rest and prioritizing what and how we want to do things this week and also being grateful for Thanksgiving and all that we’ve been blessed with as well.”
Bills second-year quarterback Josh Allen is among the young players who will be playing in front of some extra friends and family on the holiday. He’s focused on making the most of it.
“The coolest part is obviously, I remember growing up, waking up on Thursday, going and eating and watching these games all day, and that’s all I did. Stuffing my face with mashed potatoes,” said Allen, who’s expecting about 40 family members and friends at the retractable-roof home of the Cowboys. “So, I know there’s people out there that are going to be doing the same thing.”
Allen has thrown 12 touchdown passes to just two interceptions over the last seven games. In all, he’s passed for 2,360 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He’s also done work with his legs, rushing for 387 yards and seven touchdowns.
The game is a bit of a homecoming for Bills receiver Cole Beasley, who spent the first seven years of his career with the Cowboys. He also played his high school and college ball in Texas.
“I know a lot of guys are glad Cole’s here,” offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said. “He’s instinctive. He kind of sees the game through the quarterback’s eyes as a receiver, and that’s not an easy thing to teach.”
The Cowboys have dropped two of their last three games and questions are starting to arise about head coach Jason Garrett’s future. Garrett, who is in the last year of his contract, has the support of his players.
“You defend yourself by winning,” cornerback Jourdan Lewis said. “That’s how we defend ourselves. We’ve got to go out there and prove (Garrett) right. He believes in us. We still believe in him.”
Dallas is a 6.5-point favorite for the game, with a total of 47.
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