Dallas Cowboys Schedule Has Its Rough Spots

There’s really no such thing as an easy NFL schedule, but the Dallas Cowboys 2012 schedule could be worse.

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The Dallas Cowboys schedule in 2012 has rough spots. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Cowboys’ schedule is tied for the 11th most difficult. The team’s opponents had a combined record of 129-127 in 2011, with seven of those teams winning at least nine games.

Dallas opens the season with two road games at the Giants and at Seattle before returning home to host Tampa Bay and Chicago. The team’s bye comes in week 5.

Dallas then has a tough stretch, facing Baltimore, Carolina, the Giants, Atlanta, and Philadelphia in five consecutive weeks.

The Cowboys play the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day. It marks the seventh time that Dallas and Washington have faced off on Thanksgiving, and the first time since 2002.

Here is the schedule:

9/5 at N.Y. Giants (NBC, 7:30 p.m.)
9/16 at Seattle (Fox, 3:05 p.m.)
9/23 vs. Tampa Bay (Fox, Noon)
10/1 vs. Chicago (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.)

Week 5 – Bye

10/14 at Baltimore (Fox, Noon)
10/21 at Carolina (Fox, Noon)
10/28 vs. N.Y. Giants (Fox, 3:15 p.m.)
11/4 at Atlanta (NBC, 7:20 p.m.)
11/11 at Philadelphia (Fox, 3:15 p.m.)
11/18 vs. Cleveland (CBS, Noon)
11/22 vs. Washington (Fox, 3:15 p.m.)
12/2 vs. Philadelphia (NBC, 7:20 p.m.)
12/9 at Cincinnati (Fox, Noon)
12/16 vs. Pittsburgh (CBS, 3:15 p.m.)
12/23 vs. New Orleans (Fox, Noon)
12/30 at Washington (Fox, Noon)

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Article by Matt Cordon

Blogging impatiently about the Cowboys since 2006. Being a fan since 1977 hasn't required quite as much patience.

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