We’re tracking Cowboys 2019 schedule information!
The schedule for the 2019 Dallas Cowboys season is set to be released on Wednesday, April 17th at 8 PM ET. We’re about to find out when every game is going to happen. That’s fun.
Typically news tends to trickle out about this information before the actual schedule is released (shocker!). Here’s our tracker for all Cowboys schedule-related rumors and notes.
The season will begin at home against the Giants
Stop me if you’ve heard this before… the Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants in Week 1! Whoa!
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) April 17, 2019
The first Sunday Night Football game of the year will feature the reigning Super Bowl Champion Patriots (supposedly against the Pittsburgh Steelers) which means the classic Cowboys/Giants game will have to be in the afternoon. It’ll likely be America’s Game of the Week on FOX.
Cowboys won’t play the Patriots in primetime
The Dallas Cowboys will visit the New England Patriots this season, it’s a matchup that is sure to be one of the season’s biggest games from a ratings perspective. Whenever that game ultimately happens (still unknown), it looks like it won’t be in primetime.
New England has five primetime games:
– Sept 8 vs Pitt
-Oct 10 vs Giants (Thursday)
-Oct 21 at Jets (MNF)
-Nov. 3 at Baltimore
-Dec. 1 at Houston
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) April 17, 2019
There are those who will likely be shocked by this, but networks can protect games in certain instances. FOX will have this game as it’s a road game for the NFC team, and there’s no way they would likely let a Cowboys/Patriots matchup be called by anyone other than Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
This game has an October feel to it in my own personal opinion, and if that’s the case Joe Buck might not even be there (unless the Boston Red Sox are in the World Series). Time will tell.
Dallas will visit the Jets in Week 6
According to the New York Daily News the Dallas Cowboys will be visiting the New York Jets in Week 6. That’s one of four AFC East teams that they’ll be visiting this season, last time they were at the Jets was the 2011 season opener.
The Jets are a new-look team as they now have Le’Veon Bell on their roster. That will certainly make things interesting for the Cowboys during one of their two visits to MetLife Stadium in 2019. Giddy up.
Cowboys at New England in Week 12 (Update: 12:25pm ET)
It looks as if the much-anticipated matchup between America’s Team and the reigning World Champions will be the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
The Patriots’ stretch of marquee games continues with three 2018 playoff opponents in November:
Week 9: @ Ravens (Sunday night)
Week 10: Bye
Week 11: @ Eagles, 4:25
Week 12: vs. Cowboys, 4:25
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) April 17, 2019
This will likely, although with him you never know, be the last time that the Cowboys visit New England in the Tom Brady era. Probably the Bill Belichick era, too. It’ll be epic.
Here’s what the schedule could look like based off of what we know
- Week 1: New York Giants
- Week 6: at New York Jets
- Week 12: at New England Patriots (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
(We’ll continue to update this post as more rumors emerge throughout the day).