Why the Dallas Cowboys 2019 schedule is a favorable one
When thinking specifically about the opening weeks of the season, there is less chemistry among teammates, but there is also less familiarity with newly inserted offensive and defensive schemes and assignments. You also have less fresh game film early in the season because no one has played any games.
When considering the end of the season, it’s the time of year where it’s just cold and miserable outside, and teams that know their playoff fates are either not happy to play in those conditions or potentially less motivated due to missing out on the post season.
The long rigors of a season have also added up at that point of the season as well, so injuries will play a bigger factor in this part of the schedule. These are a few reasons why the better defenses, better running attacks, and teams with more talent should win more earlier and later in the season.
Another favorable part of the Cowboys’ schedule is when they get their bye week. These alternate for every team across seasons, but to have it happen right in the middle of the season would be the preference of them all if asked.
This allows teams to not only refresh physically and mentally after a half season, but it also plays well with coaches making tweaks and adjustments for the full back half of the season. If any professional athlete ever said to someone that they didn’t know when they would be playing on national television, they are lying. That is also in the NFL.
With the Cowboys’ schedule in mind and as always, it appears that they have a ton of those this season, but perhaps even a few more than usual. Clearly, broadcasters want as many Cowboy games as they can have.