What channel is Cowboys vs. Buccaneers on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL wild-card playoff game


Will Monday night be Tom Brady’s final game in a Buccaneers uniform? If Tampa plays the way it did all season, it very well might be.

The Buccaneers have insisted their struggles on the offensive side of the ball were only temporary, but they enter as slight home underdogs against a Cowboys team that has scuffled lately.

Precedent tells us not to underestimate the Buccaneers. Brady has never lost to the Cowboys, and Tampa beat handily Dallas in Week 1.

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However, this season has broken precedent for Brady in many ways. It was his first losing season in the NFL, and he suffered some shocking losses to undermanned teams along the way. When the lights come on, though, the living legend has risen to the challenge.

The Cowboys’ defense will be the most interesting component of this matchup. Dallas’ pass defense has struggled, so expect Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to see a heavy workload, but the Cowboys’ pass rush could cause serious problems for a banged up Buccaneers offensive line.

Even beyond this potentially being Brady’s final game with the Buccaneers, or in the NFL, there are plenty of storylines. Will the Cowboys consider firing Mike McCarthy if they’re dealt another early exit? Dallas fell to the 49ers at home in this round last year and is under serious pressure to advance after back-to-back 12-win seasons.

Todd Bowles’ first season at the helm of the Buccaneers, meanwhile, would be viewed as a colossal disappointment if Tampa flames out on wild-card weekend.

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Here’s everything you need to know to watch Cowboys vs. Buccaneers in the wild-card round on Monday.

What channel is Cowboys vs. Buccaneers on today?

  • TV channel (national): ESPN, ABC
  • TV channel (Dallas): WFAA
  • TV channel (Tampa): WFTS-TV
  • TV channels (Canada): TSN2/4, CTV
  • Live streams: ESPN+ | fuboTV (US) | DAZN (Canada)

Cowboys vs. Buccaneers will be broadcast nationally on ESPN and ABC, with Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color analyst), and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) on the call from Tampa

In Canada, the game will air on TSN2/4 and CTV.

Cowboys vs. Buccaneers start time

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 16
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

The wild-card playoff matchup between the Cowboys and Buccaneers will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

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NFL live stream for Cowboys vs. Buccaneers

Cord-cutters who don’t have access to ESPN have a few options to watch Cowboys vs. Buccaneers, including streaming the game on ESPN+.

Viewers in the United States can use also watch on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

Those watching in Canada can tune in on DAZN, which carries every NFL game.

NFL playoff schedule 2023

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 14

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Seahawks vs. 49ers 4:30 p.m. ET Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets
Chargers vs. Jaguars 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV Buy tickets

Sunday, Jan. 15

Monday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Cowboys vs. Buccaneers 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN, ABC ESPN+, fuboTV Buy tickets

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 21

Sunday, Jan. 22

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 29

Super Bowl 57

Sunday, Feb. 12

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Super Bowl 57 6:30 p.m. ET Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets

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