The full Dallas Cowboys schedule for the 2022 season is out now, and there are plenty of familiar opponents.

There are a lot of interesting things to consider when the schedule is broken down.

For starters, last season’s Super Bowl team’s, the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, will be two of the Cowboys first five games. Making it two of the eight games Dallas will face against teams that finished over .500. The others being Philadelphia (x2), Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Indianapolis and Tennessee.

The Cowboys finished 2021 with a 5-4 record versus teams finishing above .500, and 3-4 versus playoff teams.

It also marks the fourth time the Cowboys will play both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers in the same season. All-time they have never beaten Brady, who is undefeated versus the Cowboys, and are 5-3 against Rodgers.

Having made the playoffs in two of the three previous seasons playing both quarterbacks.

Speaking of quarterbacks, despite having the easiest schedule (according to CBS Sports), the Dallas Cowboys play plenty of notable QBs in 2022:

  • Tom Brady
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Matthew Stafford
  • Matt Ryan
  • Joe Burrow
  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Jalen Hurts
  • Trevor Lawrence
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Justin Fields

Aside from Rodgers and Brady, the Cowboys have winning records against every QB on this list they’ve played against. This will be the first time Burrow, Fields and Lawrence match up against Dallas.

Despite the noteworthy QBs and matchups against playoff teams, the Cowboys are still predicted to win 10 to 11 games. Securing the first back-to-back NFC East title since the early 00’s.

The team will have its bye week right in the middle of the season at Week 8. Perfect timing as the heaviest hitters on this schedule come in the first eight weeks.

As long as the Cowboys can play consistent offense, and the defense can build on their successful 2021 campaign, the eyebrow raising start can be taken head on. With what looks like a lighter second half of the season, it could provide the momentum the Cowboys need to role into the post-season.

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