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Here's some advice from your friends here at O, by the Way. If you want to watch next Thursday's game between Green Bay and Dallas, both 10-1, at Texas Stadium, you may want to think about getting yourself to your favorite sports bar.

Even though it's a prime-time game at 8:15, and the second most hyped game of the season -- after New England-Indianapolis a few weeks back -- it won't be carried over-the-air or on standard cable TV channels in many areas. The Packer-Cowboys game is one of the NFL Network's games and, as many fans know, the league and the heavyweights in the cable TV industry have been in a shootin' war over how the NFL Network will be carried. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones makes his case again here.

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Those with satellite TV and the NFL season ticket package will be able to see the game and the local TV markets --  meaning Dallas and Green Bay -- will receive the game on over-the-air broadcast channels. But folks with standard cable or over-the-air in out-of-town markets will mostly be out of luck unless, as we mentioned above, you camp out at a sports bar that has TV service, such as satellite, that gets the full schedule of games.

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