Dallas had to play, granted both at home, the Rams and Packers after each team was coming off of playing on TNF. That was a mini bye for each of them as they prepared to travel to AT&T Stadium. Given the results, it’s hard not to say that it helped.
The script has been flipped a bit for the next two weeks, though. The Cowboys are now the soon-to-be benefactors of scheduling, granted not to the same degree.
Dallas is traveling to Washington this week (who is also riddled with injuries) and will host Kansas City in Week 9. Both the Redskins and Chiefs will be coming off of playing on Monday Night Football.
Washington was on the road for their MNF game (a loss to the Eagles), but the Chiefs will be at home next week when they play the Broncos. Dallas will have the same amount of time to rest for both given that they played in the three o’clock slot last Sunday and will again this week.
These are two big games for the Dallas Cowboys. Any advantage, however big or small, is welcome.