Taking a closer look at the 2017 Cowboys’ schedule.
The 2017 NFL schedule was released last month but let’s take a closer look and break it down to see where the Dallas Cowboys can capitalize.
1. The Dallas Cowboys are already slated for five primetime games as they will be featured on NBC Sunday Night Football four times (Giants, Eagles, Raiders and a Thursday night edition versus the Redskins), and ESPN Monday Night Football once (Cardinals). Depending on how things look in the NFC and NFC East, the Week 16 and 17 matchups against the Seahawks and Eagles could be moved to primetime as well.
2. The Dallas Cowboys face six teams who were in the playoffs last year. As a result, Dallas has the tenth toughest schedule as measured by strength of schedule (opponents had a .531 winning percentage last season). Based on this, Dallas will face the toughest SOS they have had since the 2010 season (.543 winning percentage).