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    For the out-of-towners without Sunday Ticket or Slingbox, it looks like it may be another week or channelsurfing.net or a local sports bar - unless you want to once again see the Dallas Cowboys on TV.

    Besides the New England area, the Pats-49ers game will be seen in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and most of California. Western New York and Arizona get the Cardinals-Bills, while the rest of the US gets to see Dallas beat up the Bengals.

    NFL TV Distribution Maps - CBS Week 5 Late
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    CBS only gets the Cowboys once or twice a year so they are always going to be the national game, although if Brady were healthy then I would expect that Pats-49ers would've been televised in more markets.
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    That's very true, good point. It's all about ratings, which needs casual fans to achieve those numbers. A team like the Cowboys with names that people recognize, even if they either don't follow football (Romo - thanks to Simpson) or only follow their local team (TO - thanks to his big mouth) will draw more viewers than any other game. Add to that the fact that Dallas scores a lot of points - always a crowd pleaser - and have a very large fan base, and it's a no-brainer for CBS.

    It's just that for someone like me, who follows all the NFL, I'd like to see another team once in a while; Dallas has been on Sunday night, Monday night, the only late game on FOX, and now (practically) the only late game on CBS over the past four weeks.
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    Aw, this flat out blows, I figured we'd get it here in FL as a late game being an AFC east team. Stupid NFL Directv crappy decisions. Stupider Comcast friggin lack of bidding.
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    Im pretty sure my cbs feed is out of Spokane, Washington so I guess Im in luck this week.
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    Wow! CBS got screwed having the late game this week. Not one remotely interesting game out of the three. I can't see anyone watching any of those game unless they are fans of the teams playing or such die hard football fans that they will watch any team play football.
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    Yeah, I'm thinking that Dallas-Cincinnati looked compelling on paper six months ago based on the two offenses. The Bengals went from possible playoff contender to throwing in the towel before the season even started.
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    Wow. Could you imagine the shockwaves in the Cowboys' lockerroom after that? Anyhoo, looks like it's another week at the Wing House for me.
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