With the NFL releasing the Dallas Cowboys 2017 regular season schedule Thursday night, we preview their upcoming opponents.
The Dallas Cowboys were one of the best teams in the NFL last season, posting a 13-3 record. And they did so with rookies occupying two of their most important starting roles, quarterback and running back.
Despite their regular season success, the Cowboys lost in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Green Bay Packers in a heartbreaking last minute defeat.
Dallas enters the 2017 regular season with Super Bowl aspirations. But because of their previous year’s record, they likely face a much steeper hill to climb in order to reach the same goal.
The first part of that climb is knowing each of their upcoming opponents. The next, learning where and when those games will be taking place. The NFL released that information Thursday night, and you’ll can find the Dallas Cowboys full 2017 regular season schedule further below.
As for the Cowboys upcoming opponents themselves, we’ve known for some time who they will be.
Dallas will play home games against their normal NFC East rivals, the 8-7-1 Washington Redskins, the 11-5 New York Giants and the 7-9 Philadelphia Eagles. On top of those three divisional foes, Dallas will also play the 10-5-1 Seattle Seahawks, the 10-6 Green Bay Packers, the 12-4 Kansas City Chiefs, the 4-12 L.A. Rams and the 5-11 San Diego Chargers at AT&T Stadium.
Dallas’ away games will be against the aforementioned Eagles, Giants and Redskins. They’ll also face the 7-8-1 Arizona Cardinals, the 11-5 Atlanta Falcons, the 12-4 Oakland Raiders, the 2-14 San Francisco 49ers and the 9-7 Denver Broncos on the road in 2017.
The exact dates and times for each of these contests was released on Thursday night by the league. Here’s the Dallas Cowboys official 2017 regular season schedule:
Week 1: Giants @ Cowboys – Sunday, September 10th – 7:30pm CT – NBC
Week 2: Cowboys @ Broncos – Sunday, September 17th – 3:25pm CT – FOX
Week 3: Cowboys @ Cardinals – Monday, September 25th – 7:30pm CT – ESPN
Week 4: Rams @ Cowboys – Sunday, October 1st – 12:00 noon CT – FOX
Week 5: Packers @ Cowboys – Sunday, October 8th – 3:25pm CT – FOX
Week 6: Bye Week
Week 7: Cowboys @ 49ers – Sunday, October 22nd – 3:05pm CT – FOX
Week 8: Cowboys @ Redskins – Sunday, October 29th – 3:25pm CT – FOX
Week 9: Chiefs @ Cowboys – Sunday, November 5th – 3:25pm CT – CBS
Week 10: Cowboys @ Falcons – Sunday, November 12th – 3:25pm CT – FOX
Week 11: Eagles @ Cowboys – Sunday, November 19th – 7:30pm CT – NBC
Weeks 12: Chargers @ Cowboys – Thursday, November 23rd – 3:30pm CT – CBS
Week 13: Redskins @ Cowboys – Thursday, Nov. 30th – 7:25pm CT – NBC, NFL Network, Amazon
Week 14: Cowboys @ Giants – Sunday, December 10th – 3:25pm CT – FOX
Week 15: Cowboys @ Raiders – Sunday, December 17th – 7:30pm CT – NBC
Week 16: Seahawks @ Cowboys – Sunday, December 24th – 3:25pm CT – FOX
Week 17: Cowboys @ Eagles – Sunday, December 31st – 12 noon CT – FOX
Also remember, regardless of what a team’s record was the previous year, it’s not an indication of how good they are now. An opponent that looks like a challenge today, may not be so tough once the season begins.