Owner Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys (3-4) made a bold declaration when the organization acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a first-round draft pick on October 22; the move signaled Dallas believes it can win now.
Whether they are right or wrong will truly be fascinating to watch. The Cowboys host the Tennessee Titans (3-4) as Week 9 action concludes with Monday Night Football.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including all the ESPN channels. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch 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).
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your 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.
Additionally, you can also watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
Most people balked when they found out Jones was willing to deal a first-round pick for Cooper, but ultimately it may not necessarily be a bad trade for the Cowboys. Cooper is just 24 years old, and was elected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons. Despite reported issues with weight gain and motivation, Cooper still showed flashes of explosiveness this season in Oakland.
Also, Cooper joins a roster significantly more talented than Oakland’s. It is evident Jon Gruden and Mark Davis clearly punted on 2018 with eyes on Vegas. Already, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Cooper will play a “significant amount.”
While Derek Carr looks to have clearly regressed after a shoulder injury knocked him out late in the 2016 season, Dak Prescott seems he has enough talent where when surrounded by more, he could benefit and flourish more. In a situation with a better offensive line — on paper, at least — as well as All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott, 2018 first-round pick Michael Gallup, there will be an opportunity for Cooper to get his career back on track.
Dallas will be without defensive end David Irving, who injured his foot in practice this week. Irving is expected out multiple weeks.
The Titans’ offense has been borderline dreadful this season, and there are doubts starting to creep up about Marcus Mariota’s future with the team. Mariota is only averaging 6.9 yards per pass attempt, and eclipsed 200 yards only twice this season — he has also had to deal with a recurring elbow injury.
Good news, though, as wide receiver Corey Davis will play in Week 9. Davis was listed on the injury report with a hamstring injury, but is good to go for the Titans. He will be needed, as cornerback Byron Jones likely patrols the outside, making Davis’ inside route-running important.
After a promising 3-1 start, Tennessee dropped three straight games heading into their bye last week, signaling trouble with first-year head coach Mike Vrabel. With a loss, the Titans will fall 2.5 games behind the Houston Texans for first place in the AFC South, with the Indianapolis Colts (3-5) creeping not far behind.
Source: Heavy Sports