5 games to get excited for on the Cowboys’ 2022 schedule
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys, Week 1, Sunday Night Football, 8:20PM ET
The same matchup that kicked off the 2021 season is one we get to see again in 2022. This time, the game will be played in Dallas in primetime on Sunday Night Football. All eyes will be on America’s Team as they take on the “GOAT” Tom Brady. This has the chance to be another one that comes right down to the final seconds.
The retirement/un-retirement of Brady adds plenty more thrill to this game as this could very well be the last time Brady comes to AT&T Stadium. That 2021 game ended in a 31-29 Cowboys loss on opening night but showed the Cowboys were every bit as good as the defending champs.
The Cowboys have never beaten Brady. That may be hard to believe, but it is true. This year, Dallas needs to find a way to beat a Brady-led team, especially at home. Michael Gallup will more than likely miss this game which is clearly not ideal. But, some of the other young receivers like Jalen Tolbert will have to step up.
Brady brings back all of his top weapons for 2022 including Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. But, the return of Rob Gronkowski is still uncertain. One thing that will be different is the head coach of Tampa Bay. Bruce Arians retired and Todd Bowles took over the job. It will be interesting to see how that influences the Bucs throughout the year.