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Cowboys 2018 schedule rumors: Cowboys to open the season on the road at Carolina

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Rumors of the 2018 schedule are starting to trickle out for the Cowboys.

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The 2018 NFL schedule is set to be released tonight at 8 p.m. ET. So, naturally, there have already been some leaks.

The latest leak involves the Dallas Cowboys and who America’s Team will host during the week after Thanksgiving. Saints writer Jeff Duncan is reporting that the Cowboys will host the Saints on a Thursday Night Football clash on FOX.

The Saints put together an 11-5 regular season and took home the NFC South crown before falling in heartbreaking fashion to the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs. Led by Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and a young and talented defense, New Orleans looks to be another NFC contender in 2018.

The last time that these franchises met saw the Saints take a nail-biting 26-20 OT win in the Superdome in 2015. Before that, the Cowboys won 38-17 in AT&T Stadium in 2014. Hopefully the Cowboys avenge the 2015 loss this fall when the team from NOLA comes to town.

It’s also interesting to note that it will be the first time that quarterback Dak Prescott will play against his home-state team. The Haughton, Louisiana, native grew up rooting for the silver and blue, but it will surely be a meaningful game in November.


UPDATE: The Cowboys will play the Giants in Week 2 at home, and they will close the season at the Giants in Week 17.


The Cowboys will play the Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 16, the week before they close with the Giants.


The Thanksgiving Day game has been revealed: Dallas versus Washington inside AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys swept last year’s series and Dallas defeated Washington 31-26 on Thanksgiving two seasons ago. We’re hoping this year goes more like that game than last year’s disappointing Turkey Day.


The Cowboys will be opening the 2018 season on the road and out of the division.


It hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but the latest rumors say that the first of the two games with Washington will occur in week seven on the road. Dak will lead Dallas into Philly against Wentz and the Eagles in week 10.