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Analyzing the Dallas Cowboys 2024 Season Schedule: Key Matchups and Predictions

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Last week, the NFL released the schedule for the 2024 season. The Dallas Cowboys have a chip on their shoulder. Despite three straight 12-win seasons, the Cowboys have failed to reach their potential. In other words, just seasons that completely went to waste. 2024 will likely end the same way: disappointing. Regardless, the Cowboys do have an interesting schedule.

Fox Sports ranked Dallas' 2024 schedule 12th in strength. Frankly, their schedule is stronger than it looks. The New York Giants will visit Arlington on Thanksgiving. Between November 10tNovember 10th 5th,January 5ths will have five NFC East matches. The Houston Texans will also visit Arlington just before Thanksgiving. While the schedule looks intimidating, there's so much excitement.

Dallas opens their season on the road against Cleveland. Interestingly enough, Tom Brady will make his Fox Sports broadcasting debut in that game. The Dawg Pound will be a tough place for Prescott & Company, but the schedule only gets tougher as the next two games will be in Arlington against New Orleans and Baltimore. Lamar Jackson will be too much for Dallas' defense. Immediately after, two back-to-back road games against the Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. Who knows what Dallas' record will be five games into the season.

On October 13th, the Lions will be in Arlington for a rematch of last season's encounter that was marred by controversy. And then, Dallas is on the road against San Francisco?! After the bye week, as well. And then to Atlanta, and in Kirk Cousins' case, it's NOT a prime-time game. This could be a very rough three weeks for America's Team. But apparently, their schedule is not depicted as one of the toughest in 2024.

Dallas will host Philadelphia on November 10th an in-state showdown against Houston. Dallas' pre-Thanksgiving match will be on the road against Washington. It'll be interesting to see Dallas play their first game against former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Washington's new head coach. A Thanksgiving NFC East showdown seems to be routine now for Dallas, but Dallas will need that one before their next game against Cincinnati, which will be in Arlington, as well.

Ten days before Christmas, Dallas is on the road against Carolina, and even that is a game that Dallas can lose. At this point, Dallas could be anywhere from one of the worst teams to an average team. Even if Dallas has a superb record, they still can't be considered a serious Super Bowl contender due to their history since 1995. Nonetheless, on December 22nDecember 22ndBay Buccaneers are in Arlington, and Dallas starts their new year with a home game against Washington to close out the regular season.

Dallas' game against San Francisco has everyone's attention, especially after last season's encounter, which resulted in a 42-10 win for the 49ers. Baltimore's coming to Arlington should be a complete sell-out, as should the home game against Houston. The rematch against Detroit has fans from both sides licking their chops. With Joe Burrow visiting Arlington in early December, that'll get one of the highest views of the season.

Honestly, Dallas is very fortunate to be given an exciting schedule. This is just another opportunity for Dallas to prove themselves, but as good as it starts, it's the ending that always ends badly. Therefore, it's safe to say that realistically, Dallas can finish with a record of anywhere between 7-10 and possibly 10-7. It'd be a miracle if Dallas manages to win eleven games.

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