The Dallas Cowboys will open the 2009 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the first game in the new stadium will be against the New York Giants on Sept. 20 in a Sunday night prime time game.
The schedule is as difficult as it appeared last year, when the Cowboys ended 9-7 and out of the playoffs. Some big games outside the division will be against the Chargers, Panthers, and Falcons. ESPN disagrees with me and says the Cowboys have the 11th toughest schedule.
I haven’t reviewed every schedule, but I am sure the Cowboys schedule ranks in the top 6 toughest schedules. They also have six of primetime television games, which is great.
Here is the full schedule from NFL.com:
Dallas at Tampa Bay 1 pm Sept 13
Dallas hosts New York, Sept. 20, 8:20 p.m.
Dallas hosts Carolina, Monday night Sept 28
Dallas at Denver, Oct 4, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Kansas City, Oct 11, 1 p.m.
Week 6 Bye
Dallas hosts Atlanta, Oct 25, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas hosts Seattle, Sun. Nov 1, 1 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia, Nov. 8, primtime 8:20 p.m.
Dallas at Green Bay, Nov. 15, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas hosts Washington, Nov. 22, 1 p.m.
Dallas hosts Oakland, Nov 26, Thanksgiving, 4:15
Dallas at New York Giants, Dec. 6, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas hosts San Diego, Dec. 13, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at New Orleans, Dec 19, 8:20 Saturday night game
Dallas at Washington, Dec. 27, 8:20 p.m. Sunday night game
Dallas host Philadelphia, Jan 3, 1 p.m.