Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Cowboys open season vs. 49ers
By Calvin Watkins
The NFL released the 2014 schedule on Wednesday night.
Here is the Cowboys schedule with notes on every opponent (times CT).
Sept. 7 vs. San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 14 at Tennessee, Noon (FOX)
Sept. 21 at St. Louis, Noon (FOX)
Sept. 28 vs. New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Oct. 5 vs. Houston, Noon (CBS)
Oct. 12 at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 19 vs. New York Giants, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 27 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Nov. 2 vs. Arizona, Noon, (FOX)
*Nov. 9 at Jacksonville, Noon, (FOX)
Nov. 23 at New York Giants, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Nov. 27 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 4 at Chicago, 7:25 p.m. (NFLN)
Dec. 14 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 21 vs. Indianapolis, 3:25 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 28 at Washington, Noon (FOX)
*Game played in London
Team by team notes
Arizona: The Cowboys have lost the past three meetings, including two in overtime.
Houston: Will the Cowboys face Johnny Manziel or defend Jadeveon Clowney? Dallas leads the series, 2-1.
Indianapolis: Andrew Luck gets his first shot against the Cowboys, but the Colts have won the last two meetings.
New Orleans: Rob Ryan comes to AT&T Stadium as an opponent. The Saints have won the past three games against the Cowboys, including last season’s 49-17 beatdown in the Superdome.
New York Giants: Cowboys swept them last year. Is Eli Manning in a decline?
Philadelphia: Cowboys looking for revenge after losing in the regular-season finale last season.
San Francisco: Dallas does have a three-game win streak against the 49ers, but Colin Kaepernick wasn’t the quarterback.
Washington: DeSean Jackson vs. Cowboys secondary. Jason Hatcher vs. the Cowboys’ offensive line. Get the hype started.
Chicago: Jay Ratliff faces the Cowboys again. Henry Melton takes on his former team. Oh yeah, Cowboys lost to the Bears last season, 45-28.
Jacksonville: This is the first regular-season game in London in Cowboys’ history. Last time they visited London was for a preseason game in 1986.
St. Louis: Scott Linehan takes on his former team. Does he have something to prove?
Seattle: Walter Thurmond said he’s the best slot corner in the game. Wonder what Orlando Scandrick thinks? Seattle has won the last three at home.
Tennessee: It’s the first meeting between the teams since 2010. Last time Cowboys visited Nashville, Terrell Owens gave Pacman Jones his shoes and Andre Gurode got stomped in the face by Albert Haynesworth.