4 most concerning games on the Cowboys 2022 schedule
The offseason is well underway. The 2022 NFL Draft is behind us. It is truly time to start looking ahead to the Dallas Cowboys‘ 2022 NFL season. Even though we are sadly still four months away from the start of the season, the NFL regular season schedule for all 32 teams is set to drop tonight at 8 pm ET on NFL Network.
While we do know who the Cowboys will be playing and where those games will take place, knowing when the team has to play those opponents is a critical factor in the season. Later games breed more importance for playoff rankings and facing tougher opponents towards the end of the season can make or break a team’s chance at the Lombardi Trophy.
According to CBS Sports, the Dallas Cowboys have the easiest strength of schedule out of any team in the NFL. We were a bit surprised by this given some of the Cowboys’ opponents this year versus the 2021 schedule.
In particular, there are four games on the schedule that will be a bit nerve-wracking for the Cowboys. Let’s see which ones they are.
4 games on the Cowboys 2022 regular-season schedule that make us nervous
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys
The rematch of the incredible Week 1 game of the 2021 season. For a moment, this game was going to be a walk in the park with the “retirement” of Tom Brady. Now that the 44-year-old is back to do it again, Cowboys fans can expect another major battle.
While all teams love the opportunity to try and beat Brady, the sting of defeat from Week 1 is still palpable almost a year later. When your team is only up by one point with over a minute to go against Brady, the odds are certainly against you. The victory for the Bucs marked Brady’s 49th game-winning drive in his storied NFL career.
Furthermore, the Cowboys have never had the pleasure of beating the seven-time Super Bowl champ. Brady is 6-0 against the Cowboys, and you’d think that Dallas would love to get a victory against him before he retires… although that may not be for another ten years at this rate.
America’s Team will get their shot at revenge. No matter where this matchup sits on the schedule, it’s likely to be a nailbiter simply because of what happened in 2021. If a Dallas team that has been laughed at and mocked since their frustrating playoff loss can go in and serve Brady his first loss against the franchise, it will be a huge victory for the organization.
Plus, and this is a pattern we will see with many of these matchups, a former Cowboy will be on the other sideline. Safety turned linebacker (who will now go back to playing safety) Keanu Neal signed with the Bucs during free agency.