Week 4 finds us back on the road to close out the September slate of games. We’ll be traveling this time to sunny southern California to face the San Diego Chargers. Dallas has typically done very well in San Diego. We are 6-3 against them all time with a 4-1 advantage in their house. The Chargers have a new Head Coach in Mike McCoy, the former Offensive Coordinator for the Denver Broncos. It will be interesting to see what he learned from Peyton Manning that can benefit Phillip Rivers who last year was very erratic.
Whether it is coincidence or not, the next game is against McCoy’s former team, the aforementioned Broncos. Here is a totally useless fact for you to consider about the Broncos in 2013. The last 7 Super Bowl winners all have one thing in common. Each one of them has played regular season games against the Cowboys and the New England Patriots. The only team in 2013 that plays the Cowboys and the Patriots is the Broncos. Get your bets in now if you believe that matters. The Broncos have a winning record against the Cowboys. I hate that. I want to close that gap. We are 4-6 all time versus them and 2-2 in Dallas.
Next we face our hated Divisions rivals the Washington Redskins in week 6 in Dallas. The hype of the early season will be whether Robert Griffin III is back or not. We have won more games against the Redskins than against any other team. But they swept us in 2012, and that just doesn’t sit well with me. I want some revenge. The series stands at 62-40-2, and the Cowboys hold a 35-14-2 advantage at home. With 4 of our first 6 games at home we need to start fast, because only 1 of the next 5 games will be at home.
In week 7 we hit the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles and their new Head Coach Chip Kelly. By week 7 they should have their Quarterback issues solved and will have decided on either Mike Vick or Nick Foles. The all time series is 58-46 for the Cowboys who are also 26-25 against the Eagles on their turf. I don’t want that ledger tied and I’d like to frustrate the hell out of the rookie Coach.