Football season is almost here, and the Dallas Cowboys have the inside track at winning the NFC East.
It’s always important to start the season on a high note but it won’t be easy for Dallas with tough matchups in weeks one and two.
Luckily for the Cowboys, they have the easiest schedule based on their opponents’ records in 2021. So things will get significantly easier after two tough early-season tests. The combined win percentage from Dallas’ foes in 2022 is a measly .462%.
Here is the full Cowboys 2022 schedule, followed by some analysis of top games.
2022 Dallas Cowboys schedule
|Week #||Date & Time||Away Team||Home Team||Location|
|Week 1||Sunday, September 11|
7:20 CT (SNF)
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 2||Sunday, September 18|
|Cincinnati Bengals||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 3||Monday, September 26|
7:15 CT (MNF)
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||New York Giants||Metlife Stadium|
|Week 4||Sunday, October 2|
|Washington Commanders||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 5||Sunday, October 9|
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Los Angeles Rams||SoFi Stadium|
|Week 6||Sunday, October 16|
7:20PM CT – SNF
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln|
|Week 7||Sunday, October 23|
|Detroit Lions||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 8||Sunday, October 30|
|Chicago Bears||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 9||BYE WEEK||BYE WEEK||BYE WEEK||–||BYE WEEK||BYE WEEK|
|Week 10||Sunday, November 13|
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field|
|Week 11||Sunday, November 20|
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Minnesota Vikings||U.S. Bank Stadium|
|Week 12||Thursday, November 24|
3:30PM CT (Thanksgiving)
|New York Giants||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 13||Sunday, December 4|
|Indianapolis Colts||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 14||Sunday, December 11|
|Houston Texans||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 15||Sunday, December 18|
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Jacksonville Jaguars||TIAA Bank Field|
|Week 16||Saturday, December 24|
|Philadelphia Eagles||AT||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium|
|Week 17||Thursday, December 29|
7:15PM CT (TNF)
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Tennessee Titans||Nissan Stadium|
|Week 18||Sun/Sat, January 7/8|
|Dallas Cowboys||AT||Washington Commanders||FedEx Field|
Top games on the Cowboys’ schedule
Week 1: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quarterback Tom Brady will make his way to Texas to open the season on Sunday Night Football.
After much back-and-forth from Brady this offseason regarding his retirement, he will be making at least one more run for a Super Bowl in 2022.
With both teams likely to be contenders through the season, this matchup promises to have some fireworks.
Week 2: Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback Joe Burrow brought Cincinnati all the way to the Super Bowl last season before suffering a defeat to the Los Angeles Rams. It was the Bengals first playoff victory since 1991.
Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase will also be looking to follow up an impressive season in which he earned offensive rookie of the year honors.
Luckily, Dallas will have home-field advantage once again in this late-afternoon showdown.
Week 5: Los Angeles Rams
This will be the Cowboys’ first true road-test of the season and it won’t be easy going up against the defending champions.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford was finally able to get the monkey off his back last season after failing to even win a playoff game as a Detroit Lion for many years.
This game could prove vital down the stretch if both teams are competing for playoff seeding at season’s end.
Week 10: Green Bay Packers
With this matchup taking place at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, it’s bound to trigger bad memories for Cowboys fans who recall Dez Bryant’s infamous “dropped” pass in the 2014 playoffs.
After a massive catch from Bryant was ruled a completion, replay review overturned the call. Dallas went on to lose the game and the controversial call lives in infamy as it certainly impacted the final score.
Time will tell if the football gods return the favor for the Cowboys this time around.
Week 17: Tennessee Titans
The Cowboys will be in Nashville for this Thursday Night Football showdown.
Dallas will be game-planning for many familiar Titans players like running back Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. But star receiver A.J. Brown was traded to the Cowboys’ NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.
Tasked with replacing Brown is former Rams receiver Robert Woods. While Woods had been an excellent receiver for LA, he didn’t appear in the Super Bowl due to a season ending injury.
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