The Dallas Cowboys upcoming 2013 season schedule was released on Thursday night and there were some surprises like the fact that we actually open and close the season at home and some deja vu moments, like the fact that the toughest part of the schedule looks to be once more, in December.
The Dallas Cowboys will open the NFL season at home, the first time since 2007, where they opened that year in Texas Stadium against the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, the Cowboys won that game. 2007 the Cowboys ended the season 13-3. So for those people who tend to believe in superstitions this could be viewed as a good omen for the 2013 season. The Cowboys have a late bye week. It seems in recent history that the Cowboys have had early bye weeks and by the end of the season, the players seem emotionally and physically exhausted. Maybe having the late bye week will help out for the long push into the end of the season.
December, once again,Dallas’ schedule seems to be the toughest in December. Kicking off December is a Monday Night Football rematch of the embarrassing blowout game from last season with the Chicago Bears. Following the Bears game, the Green Bay Packers come to town and then back to back divisional games with one on the road in Washington,D.C.against the Skins and then ending up the season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. December looks to be one of those months that could potentially make or break the Dallas Cowboys.
Yes it’s very early, really way too early to make predictions especially since the NFL Draft is next weekend and no one knows what teams drafted who and what holes will still be left. But part of the fun is making predictions based upon teams performances last season and so far what has gone on in the off-season. The feeling I have is that this season will not be an average 8-8 season as the past two years have been. This season, I think the Dallas Cowboys will either have a good year where they are blowing teams away and winning games possibly making the playoffs without it having to come down to win or get in or the Cowboys will have a miserable they cannot win anything type season. The NFL says it’s the 8th easiest schedule, but when it comes to the Cowboys nothing ever seems to be easy.