With the NBA playoffs beginning and Major League Baseball now in full swing, us football fans have very little to look forward to between now and September, outside of next month’s NFL Draft. Fortunately, today is one of the lone bright spots in this football desert called the offseason.
On Wednesday night, the NFL released the official regular season schedule for all 32 of it’s teams, included the Dallas Cowboys. But even prior to this release, Cowboys fans knew 2014 was going to be a tough schedule for Dallas as the team will face football’s new powerhouse division, the NFC West. That division includes the St. Louis Rams (7-9), the Arizona Cardinals (10-6), the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) and the World Champion Seattle Seahawks (13-3).
Combined with battling some of the toughest teams in football, Dallas’ divisional foes are also getting stronger. Despite the Cowboys going 5-1 against it’s NFC East foes last season, they still ended the year a disappointing 8-8. And their lone NFC East loss, to the Philadelphia Eagles, cost them yet another postseason appearance.
Dallas will need similar success against their divisional teams if they have any hopes of making the playoffs in 2014. But their tough schedule does them no favors. Below you’ll find the Dallas Cowboys complete regular season schedule: