The New England Patriots will not open the 2019 season. How about the Dallas Cowboys visit the Super Bowl champs on Sunday Night Football? Let’s talk!
The Dallas Cowboys are entering the 2019 season as Super Bowl contenders. One great way to test choppy waters is to play against the best right from the start.
To separate from the pretenders, the Cowboys need to play ball with the greats, and one way to swing the sledgehammer early is to book a ticket to Gillette Stadium, home of the Super Bowl champs.
With the NFL booking the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers to open the season on Thursday, that pushes Tom Brady and his six rings to play on Sunday Night Football on NBC. Usually, the defending champs are scheduled to open the NFL season at home, but the City of Chicago wins that honor this year.
The NFL could schedule the Patriots and Eagles for the Sunday night fight, a rematch of the 2017 Super Bowl thriller. New England doesn’t even play the Los Angeles Rams this year, so those hoping for a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl won’t get it.
But how about America’s Team pay a little visit? Now, those are some tasty headlines; a titanic match up that would glue eyeballs to television sets. The NFL world, no matter who they’re rooting for, would circle that matchup on the calendar.
Make no mistake, for Dak Prescott and company, the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders after making it to the NFC divisional round in 2018. The ‘Boys lost to eventual NFC Conference champs, the Rams, by eight points.
Still, the Dallas Cowboys are riding into 2019 full of juicy headlines. Jason Witten has retired from ESPN and is entering the NFL for his 16th season. Head coach Jason Garrett figures to be on the chopping block if things don’t go well in Big D. His on and off again relationship with fans may truly be decided once and for all this year, given that his contract has not been updated.
If the Cowboys do meet the Patriots to open Sunday Night Football, the meeting of football royalty would be iconic. Combined, Dallas and New England played in 18 Super Bowls. The clubs have won The Lombardi Trophy 11 times, with the Patriots securing the sixth title recently.
If running back Ezekiel Elliott wants a litmus test, a way to gauge his team’s muscle, then visiting the New England Patriots is the right way to go. I’m sure fans won’t complain. I know I wouldn’t.