It’s clean to take a look at positive matchups that are greater appealing than others and to get excited for sure times of the yr. The schedule launch is whilst human beings generally tend to plot lots of fall trips, with a bit of luck whatever you had to plot goes properly.
There are some chin-scratching matters about the Cowboys agenda though, matters that don’t right now jump out at you. Here they are, in all their glory.
We’ve visible this genuine begin to the season very currently
Dallas opens up their season towards the New York Giants on a Sunday afternoon after which follows that up with a avenue experience in Washington with an early kick. This is exactly how they started the season off three years in the past, the rookie seasons of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.
Two department games to get the season commenced is a tall undertaking for all people. It’s assumed that both New York and Washington will conflict this season, but matters are tough to are expecting in April. If Dallas is capable of get the ones wins early it’s going to set them up quite properly. They did begin the season off 2-0 with two wins in department just the year before in 2015, for what it’s really worth.
Dallas doesn’t have directly video games at home all season
There aren’t video games for the Cowboys in 2019 with a view to be performed consecutively at domestic, that is until they host a playoff recreation within the Wildcard or Divisional rounds. Amazingly the Cowboys are basically turn-flopping locations all season lengthy.
This without a doubt looks like a drawback when you think about it, however absolutely nearly 4 teams throughout the NFL are dealing with it. The Baltimore Ravens have the exact state of affairs regarding their schedule and each the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots don’t host consecutive video games until the season’s remaining weeks.
There will be 3 directly primetime video games
It’s now not that primetime has end up overestimated within NFL video games, however on occasion being in the afternoon slot on Sunday can be extra precious. That’s why the Cowboys are there so often.
Still even though, primetime is primetime. The Cowboys maxed out as far as video games below the lighting fixtures are involved (that’s 5 in case you didn’t realize) however what’s especially top notch is that three of them are taking place in a row.
Beginning in Week 7 the Cowboys will host the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, be on their bye, go to the Giants on Monday Night Football, and then host the Vikings all over again on SNF. That is a month of Cowboys action for the sector.
This is likewise two department games plus a convention opponent, that Minnesota recreation could be specifically fun. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is four-12 on primetime in his profession, right here’s to persevering with his robust streak!
Dallas might be done with the Giants very soon
That MNF recreation in New York will surely be the second one recreation for Dallas at MetLife Stadium (thanks to the go to to the Jets in advance inside the season) and their 2nd contest against the Giants at the season. Shockingly, the Cowboys will end their season games with the G-Men at the fourth day of November.
That’s virtually early for the Cowboys to be carried out with any division rival, however that’s just the manner that the schedule shook out. New York isn’t expected to contend for the division title by using any way, but being finished with them truely received’t be bad.
There could be an additional quantity of rest after the bye… Once more
When the Cowboys head to New York for the final recreation of Week 9 they’ll be doing so coming off in their bye. That means the Cowboys have the complete bye week AND an additional day of rest earlier than their next recreation.
If you suspect this sounds acquainted it’s as it does. Last season the Cowboys got here off in their bye and headed immediately into their MNF recreation in opposition to the Tennessee Titans (Amari Cooper’s first game with the crew). Unlike then, while Tennessee was additionally coming off of their bye, the Giants will be coming off of a ordinary Sunday sport even as Dallas will be extra rested.
Both games towards Washington are scheduled for 1 PM ET
The Cowboys very rarely play video games in the early slot on Sundays due to the fact, nicely, they’re the Cowboys. They get placed in slots in which lots of humans can be watching.
Looking at their department games, the Cowboys have primetime and afternoon contests against both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Shockingly, despite the fact that possibly now not so much, both games against the Redskins are currently scheduled for 1 PM ET kickoffs.
This says a lot about who Washington is as a franchise, as a minimum how they’re perceived via NFL agenda-makers. While the Week 17 game isn’t technically a 1 PM ET recreation as all video games in that week are based getting into it to put the most playoff-defining ones within the satisfactory spots, the truth remains that the Redskins appear to be the unpleasant stepchild of the NFC East in the interim.
A majority of the department games bookend the season, and they all are played in a returned to returned style
We discussed how the Cowboys will play division video games to open their season, but they’ll additionally play of them to close it.
Dallas opens against New York and at Washington, they finish their season at Philadelphia and against Washington. It’s an extraordinarily big roll of the cube to pray that a group, any group, is playing sturdy at season’s beginning and end.
The exact information is that 75% of these games are against teams (New York and Washington) that most Cowboys fans aren’t too frightened of. The December twenty second recreation in Philadelphia goes to be a thriller in all likelihood, with a bit of luck we’re at the proper quit of it.
What’s also thrilling about the division games in 2019 is that they arrive in clusters. While the Cowboys open and near with two department video games in addition they host the Eagles and go to the Giants in consecutive matchups (for the duration of the primetime run we stated). The best difference there is the bye week falls in among them.