They open up against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, September 12th in a game that can be seen on NBC. Dallas is likely to be favored a lot in NFL betting lines this season but their schedule is not easy.
Football odds favor the Cowboys by 3.5 points in their regular season opener against Washington. The early part of the season does favor Dallas but the latter part does not. The Cowboys have winnable games to start the season against Washington, Chicago and Houston. What could hurt the Cowboys is that their bye week comes early in Week 4. They get a winnable game coming out of the bye in Week 5 as they host Tennessee. They then have a tough game at Minnesota in Week 6. They host the Giants in Week 7 on Monday Night Football and then stay at home for Jacksonville in Week 8.
Dallas has another NBC televised game in Week 9 as they go to Green Bay. The following week they have a tough matchup in New York against the Giants. Dallas gets a break in Week 11 as they host the Detroit Lions. Dallas has a short week in Week 12 as they host New Orleans on Thanksgiving. They get extra rest heading into Week 13 and they will need it since they go to Indianapolis. For some inexplicable reason, the Cowboys don’t face division rival Philadelphia until Week 14. They host the Eagles in an NBC televised game on December 12th. The following week they host Washington. Dallas ends the season at Arizona in Week 16 and then at Philadelphia in Week 17. Facing the Eagles twice in the last four weeks of the season will not be easy vs. the NFL betting lines. Early in the season might be a better time to play Philly since they are working in a lot of new players. Late in the season the Eagles could be a very tough foe.
Dallas is one of the Super Bowl favorites this season. Their schedule early in the season is favorable but they have their work cut out for them later in the year.