We're two weeks away from Football Christmas, that is the 2016 NFL Draft. However, just to wet the whistle, how about the schedule release? We'll certainly post many predictions and reactions over the next few days...
Primetime Games: 5
Last year, Cowboys had five games, now it's five again, here they are:
Week 3: SNF with the Bears
Week 8: SNF with the Eagles
Week13: TNF with the Vikings
Week 14: SNF with the Giants
Week16: MNF with the Lions
This is no shocker, the Dallas Cowboys always seem to have networks lining up to televise their games. For a 4-12 team last year, the Cowboys took home first, second, and third place in the NFL highest TV ratings sweepstakes:
Over/ Under Win Total: 9 Wins
Here's what Vegas has in-store for the Dallas Cowboys and 31 other teams in 2016. It seems they certainly think the Cowboys' ship will be righted by the returns of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo. Dallas is tied for 9th highest wins in the NFL, 1.5 games better than their NFC East counterparts.
Strength of Schedule: T-27th (0.465)
The Cowboys hope that with a good bill of health, they will be far better than they were in 2015. The strength of schedule doesn't always give you an idea of what's to come, but fingers crossed that the Cowboys get a bit of luck.
Cowboys Preseason Schedule:
Week 1: Cowboys @ Rams (Aug. 13th)
Week 2: Dolphins @ Cowboys (Aug. 18th - 22nd)
Week 3: Cowboys @ Seahawks (Aug. 25th - 28th)
Week 4: Texans @ Cowboys (Sep. 1st - 2nd) -Governor's Cup