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Dallas Cowboys 2015 NFL Schedule: Dates, Game Times, Strength Of Schedule & More

The Dallas Cowboys 2015 NFL schedule including home and away, dates and times, strength of schedule and television listings.

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The NFL has released the 2015 schedule for all 32 teams. Below is the Dallas Cowboys 2015 NFL schedule including all dates, times, where the games will be played, and television channel showing the game.

Dallas Cowboys 2015 Schedule

Week 1: New York Giants (Sept. 13, 8:30 PM EST, NBC) -SNF
Week 2: at Philadelphia Eagles (Sept. 20, 4:25 PM EST, FOX)
Week 3: Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 27, 1 PM EST, FOX)
Week 4: at New Orleans Saints (Oct 4, 8:30 PM EST, NBC) - SNF
Week 5: New England Patriots (Oct.11, 4:25 PM EST, CBS)
Week 6: BYE (Oct. 17)
Week 7: at New York Giants (Oct. 25, 4:25 PM EST, FOX)
Week 8: Seattle Seahawks (Nov 1, 4:25 PM EST, FOX)
Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles (Nov. 8, 8:30 PM EST, NBC) - SNF
Week 10: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 15, 1 PM EST, FOX)
Week 11: at Miami Dolphins (Nov. 22, 1 PM EST, FOX)
Week 12: Carolina Panthers (Nov. 26, 4:30 PM EST, CBS)
Week 13: at Washington Redskins (Dec 7, 8:30 PM EST, ESPN) - MNF
Week 14: at Green Bay Packers (Dec. 13, 4:25 PM EST, FOX)
Week 15: New York Jets (Dec. 19, 8:25 PM EST, NFLN)
Week 16: at Buffalo Bills (Dec. 27, 1 PM EST, FOX)
Week 17: Washington Redskins (Jan 3, 1 PM EST, FOX)

Strength Of Schedule

Refer back to this article for a full breakdown on strength of schedule, including SOS for the other NFL teams, but here is the top-line Cowboys analysis from O.C.C.

Like every year, the Cowboys will play three home games and three away games against the NFC East in 2015. The NFC division on the schedule for 2015 is the NFC South; the AFC division is the AFC East. Finally, they'll play the first-placed teams from the NFC North and NFC West.

On paper, the NFL scheduling formula actually delivers a fairly balanced schedule year after year. Here's how the highs and lows in terms of SOS compare over time:

SOS by Year
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
High .543 .539 .598 .594 .547 .555 .547 .543 .578 .579
Low
.445 .461 .387 .414 .445 .441 .453 .430 .430 .406
Cowboys .504 .496 .523 .516 .543 .504 .504 .475 .488 .467

Overall SOS: The Cowboys' 2015 opponents finished the 2014 season with a combined 119-136-1 record for a .467 winning percentage, the "easiest" schedule they've had in the last 10 years. Overall, that .467 SOS is the only the 24th "toughest" schedule - or the 9th "easiest", as you prefer.

Cowboys Pre-Season Schedule

Week 1 (Aug. 13, 10 EST) - Cowboys @ Chargers
Week 2 (Aug. 23, 8 EST) - Cowboys @ 49ers
Week 3 ( Aug. 29, 7 EST) - Vikings @ Cowboys
Week 4 (Sept. 3, 8 EST) - Texans @ Cowboys

All-Time Regular Season Record vs. 2015 Opponents:

(records via Pro Football Reference)

New York Giants: 61-42-2
Philadelphia Eagles: 60-48
Washington Redskins: 65-41-2
New Orleans Saints: 16-11
Atlanta Falcons: 14-9
Carolina Panthers: 9-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 11-3
New England Patriots: 7-4
New York Jets: 7-3
Buffalo Bills: 6-3
Miami Dolphins: 5-7
Green Bay Packers: 12-13
Seattle Seahawks: 10-5