Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A guess at the Cowboys' schedule
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – Last week the St. Louis Rams offered up at $100,000 prize if somebody can correctly predict their 2014 schedule, complete with day and time.
We will offer up no such prize if you can correctly predict the Dallas Cowboys’ schedule, but feel free to post yours in the comments section. I’m giving you my best guess as the NFL comes close to finalizing the schedule this week.
Sept. 7 at New York Giants -- I pondered them opening the year at the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, but thought better of it.
Sept. 15 vs. Houston Texans -- The Rangers are home on Sept. 14, so to avoid congestion, let’s make this a "Monday Night Football" matchup for ESPN.
Sept. 21 at Seattle Seahawks -- With the trip to London later, the Cowboys are able to have their long travel games spread out.
Sept. 28 vs. Arizona -- Seems about the right time to bring in the Cardinals, but could they be a Thanksgiving Day possibility?
Oct. 5 at Tennessee Titans -- First trip to Nashville since Albert Haynesworth stomped on Andre Gurode’s head.
Oct. 12 vs. Philadelphia Eagles -- The Cowboys get their first crack at the Eagles to avenge last year’s Week 17 loss.
Oct. 19 vs. Washington Redskins -- Jason Hatcher’s return to AT&T Stadium, though I think this game will be more about Robert Griffin III.
Oct. 26 at Chicago Bears -- The Cowboys’ trip to Soldier Field last year would have been the most pathetic road game of year if not for their trip to New Orleans.
Nov. 2 vs. Indianapolis Colts -- It was supposed to be the return of Phil Costa, but he has retired, so instead Andrew Luck makes his first trip to Arlington.
Nov. 9 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at London -- The one game I know I will get right as the Cowboys make their regular-season debut across the pond.
Nov. 16 – Bye -- I’m on a roll.
Nov. 23 at St. Louis Rams -- I’ve long felt the Cowboys need to play a road game the week before Thanksgiving. This gives them a short flight.
Nov. 27 vs. New Orleans Saints -- They played on Thanksgiving in 2010 and I don’t like putting a key game on a day everybody is watching anyway, but call it a hunch.
Dec. 7 at Philadelphia Eagles -- Here comes the final month grind. Will the Cowboys be in the chase?
Dec. 14 vs. San Francisco 49ers -- The Cowboys better be ready for their most physical game of the season.
Dec. 21 at Washington Redskins -- In Week 16 last year Tony Romo pulled off some late-game magic despite a back injury that required surgery five days later.
Dec. 28 vs. New York Giants -- Open with New York, close with New York. Will the NFC East title come down to Week 17 for the fourth year in a row?