DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys released their 2020 schedule on Thursday afternoon, and on paper, it seems like a very favorable draw for Mike McCarthy to begin his tenure as the team's new head coach.
After finishing last season with a disappointing 8-8 record and missing the playoffs, the Cowboys have reinvigorated their roster, and look to take advantage of one of the NFL's easiest schedules heading into next season.
The Cowboys strength of schedule ranks 30th out of 32 NFL teams, with only the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, both of whom Dallas faces next season, below them in the rankings.
Dallas will face teams with a combined record of 117-138-1 and a combined winning percentage of .459 from 2019, including a total of five games against the teams with three of the top four selections in the NFL Draft.
Notable dates in the first half of the season for the Cowboys include a Sunday Night Football matchup in Los Angeles against the Rams in the season opener on September 13th, a trip to Seattle two weeks later to take on Russel Wilson and the Seahawks, and a November 1st trip to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.
Dallas will also face the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football on October 19th.
On a much more difficult back half of the schedule, Dallas will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings, followed by a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Washington Redskins. After that, the Cowboys will take on Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals, and the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers in consecutive weeks, before wrapping the season up with division matchups against the Eagles in Arlington, and the Giants in New york.
You can view the full schedule below the complete 2020 Dallas Cowboys schedule below:
HOF Game: vs Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Aug. 6th at 7:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and NBC
Preseason Week 1: at Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Aug. 15th at 7:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and CBS
Preseason Week 2: vs Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and CBS
Preseason Week 3: vs Kansas City Chiefs on Aug. 29th at 7:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and CBS
Preseason Week 4: at Houston Texans on Sep. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and CBS
Week 1: at Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 13th at 7:20 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and NBC
Week 2: vs Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 20th at 12:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 3: at Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 27th at 3:25 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 4: vs Cleveland Browns on Oct. 4th at 12:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 5: vs New York Giants on Oct. 11th at 3:25 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and CBS
Week 6: vs Arizona Cardinals (Mon) on Oct. 19th at 7:15 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and ESPN
Week 7: at Washington Redskins on Oct. 25th at 12:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 8: at Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 1 at 7:20 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and NBC
Week 9: vs Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 8th at 3:25 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and CBS
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 22nd at 3:25 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 12: vs Washington Redskins (Thanksgiving) on Nov. 26th at 3:30 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 13: at Baltimore Ravens (Thu) on Dec. 3 at 7:20 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Week 14: at Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 13th at 12:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 15: vs San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 20th at 7:20 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and NBC
Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 27th at 3:25 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
Week 17: at New York Giants on Jan. 3rd at 12:00 p.m. on 105.3 The Fan and FOX
* - Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD.
*All game times are listed in central time.
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