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Dallas Cowboys 2023 Schedule: Cowboys see primetime TV seven times, including three in a row after Thanksgiving
The NFL released its full 2023 schedule on Thursday night, and like usual, the Cowboys will see plenty of prime time action. Three out of the season’s first six weeks, Dallas will be in prime time, as well as three times in a row starting on Thanksgiving.
Below is the full 2023 schedule for the Dallas Cowboys:
Week 1: @ NY Giants 9/10 7:20 p.m. CT
Week 2: vs. NY Jets 9/17 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 3: @ Arizona 9/24 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 4: vs. New England 10/1 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 5: @ San Francisco 10/8 7:20 p.m. CT
Week 6: @ LA Chargers 10/16 7:15 p.m. CT
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: vs. LA Rams 10/29 Noon CT
Week 9: @ Philadelphia 11/5 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 10: vs. NY Giants 11/12 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 11: @ Carolina 11/19 Noon CT
Week 12: vs. Washington 11/23 3:30 p.m. CT
Week 13: vs. Seattle 11/30 7:15 p.m. CT
Week 14: vs. Philadelphia 12/10 7:20 p.m. CT
Week 15: @ Buffalo 12/17 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 16: @ Miami 12/24 3:25 p.m. CT
Week 17: vs. Detroit 12/30 7:15 p.m. CT
Week 18: @ Washington 1/6 or 1/7 Time TBD
* Bold represents primetime games.
The Cowboys came in tied for the third-hardest schedule in the league, as they not only see teams who did well last season, but they will see teams who improved from last season as well.
They start the season with a road/home split versus both New York teams back-to-back. After a divisional game with the Giants, the Cowboys don’t get a break as they get to see the second week of Aaron Rodgers’ career with the Jets. Arizona and New England should provide a bit of a breather before heading out west for two tough games against the 49ers and Chargers before the Cowboys’ bye week.
They don’t see the presumed division favorite Philadelphia Eagles until Week 9 in Philly after taking on the Rams in Dallas. That could be viewed as a gift by the league as the team has time to balance themselves before seeing the possible NFC favorite.
Dallas follows its first date with Philadelphia with three straight primetime games starting on Thanksgiving, two of which will fall on a Thursday. That may also be their toughest stretch of the season, with six games against teams with solid expectations. After facing Philadelphia for the second time, the Cowboys will head to Buffalo to play the Bills in December.
Dallas will end the season with Miami, Detroit, and Washington, with the first two of that stretch being potential playoff teams. Washington is bringing back a defense that will make it a tough out on any given night.
Dallas’ schedule does not provide many breaks, especially late in the season. They need to see success early in the season to feel good about the postseason.