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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Cowboys schedule primer

By Calvin Watkins

The NFL schedule will be released today at 6 p.m. CT, and we give you a little cheat sheet on the Cowboys' schedule.

Who they play at Cowboys Stadium: Buffalo, Detroit, Miami, St. Louis, Seattle, New York Giants, Philadelphia and Washington.

Who they play on the road: Arizona, New England, New York Jets, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, New York Giants, Philadelphia and Washington.

2010 playoff opponents: Seattle, Philadelphia, New England and New York Jets

Games vs. opponents with winning records last year: Philadelphia, New York Giants, Tampa Bay, New England and New York Jets

Games vs. opponents coming off a season with at least 10 losses: Buffalo, Detroit, Washington, Arizona and San Francisco

Home games you want to buy tickets for
Detroit. You have a chance to possibly see Highland Park's Matthew Stafford in an NFL game at Cowboys Stadium.

Philadelphia. Any time you get a chance to see Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson, you better do it.

New York Giants. It's Big Blue.

Away games you want to buy plane and game tickets for

New England. If the game is not scheduled for November and December, it might be OK to get up there to check out Tom Brady.

New York Jets. Buddy's Boys get to meet.

San Francisco. Not because this is a good game, it's a wonderful city.

Notes: The Cowboys have not opened a season at Cowboys Stadium since it opened in 2009. In fact, the Cowboys haven't opened the season at home since 2007. ... The Cowboys will play against two former coaches in Miami's Tony Sparano (an assistant coach from 2003 to 2007) and Buffalo's Chan Gailey (1998-99). ... Believe it or not, the Cowboys have lost their last two games at Arizona. ... Cowboys split their season series with their NFC East opponents last season.