Predicting the Dallas Cowboys 2018 schedule – All 17 weeks

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Dak Prescott /

With the Super Bowl concluding the NFL season, the offseason has officially begun, and it is never too early to look into the Dallas Cowboys 2018 schedule. 

The official 2018 NFL schedule will most likely not be released until some time in mid-April. But from what we already know, for the Dallas Cowboys, it looks to be a tough one.

The Cowboys home and road opponents have been finalized since January. And they look like this …

HOME: Giants, Eagles, Redskins, Saints, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Titans, Lions

AWAY: Giants, Eagles, Redskins, Falcons, Panthers, Colts, Seahawks, Texans

It will be a while until we find out the Cowboys official schedule, but here is my early prediction on what their schedule may look like in 2018.

Week 1: Thursday September 6, at Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 C.T. 

The Cowboys get a shot at the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, kicking off the 2018 season in primetime on Thursday night.

Week 2: Sunday September 16, at Houston Texans, 12:05 C.T. 

Two straight roads games to start the year, as the Cowboys travel to take on their in state rival Texans, who are looking to bounce back from a down year.

Week 3: Sunday September 23, vs Detroit Lions 12:05 C.T.

The first home game of 2018 for the Cowboys, as they take on always dangerous Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions. 

Week 4: Monday October 1, vs Washington Redskins 7:30 C.T. 

The Cowboys face their first divisional opponent, and get their first look at Alex Smith with the

Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

Week 5: Sunday October 7, at Carolina Panthers 3:30 C.T. 

The Cowboys travel to Carolina for a tough test with Cam Newton and the always competitive Panthers defense.

Week 6: BYE 

Week 7: Sunday October 21, vs Philadelphia Eagles 3:30 C.T.

The Cowboys catch a break, as they have two full weeks to prepare to face the defending champ Eagles after the bye week.

Week 8: Sunday October 28, at Indianapolis Colts 3:30 C.T.

The Cowboys go to Indy for the first time since 2010 to take on Andrew Luck and the Colts.

Week 9: Sunday November 4, vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12:05 C.T.

Looking for a bounce back year, the Bucs come to Dallas as the second half of the season begins.

Week 10: Sunday November 11, vs Tennessee Titans 12:05 C.T. 

The Titans led by Marcus Mariota, come back to Dallas for the first time since 2010 to face the Cowboys.

Week 11: Sunday November 18, at Washington Redskins 3:30 C.T.

The Cowboys wrap up their division games with the Washington, traveling to Fed Ex Field for a matchup with the Redskins.

Week 12: Thursday November 22, vs New Orleans Saints 3:30 C.T.

The New Orleans Saints come to town on Thanksgiving, setting up a tough holiday matchup for the Cowboys.

Week 13: Thursday November 29, vs Jacksonville Jaguars 7:30 C.T.

Once again, the Cowboys have a Thursday to Thursday after Thanksgiving, as the AFC runner up Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Dallas.

Week 14: Sunday December 9, at New York Giants 7:30 C.T.

The Cowboys get their first shot at the Giants all the way in week 14, in a game where weather could be a huge factor.

Week 15: Sunday December 16, at Seattle Seahawks 3:30 C.T.

For the second straight year, the Cowboys and Seahawks meet in a late season matchup, this time with Dallas traveling to Seattle.

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Week 16: Sunday December 23, at Atlanta Falcons 7:30 C.T.

Dallas’s rough December continues, as they have to go to Atlanta and face the Falcons who defeated them 27-7 last season.

Week 17: Sunday December 30, vs New York Giants 3:30 C.T.

The Cowboys conclude their 2018 campaign at home, wrapping up the season facing the division rival New York Giants.