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Dallas Cowboys 2013 Schedule Opens with a Sunday Night Game Against the New York Giants

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The NFL on Thursday released the 2013 schedules for all 32 teams.  The Dallas Cowboys will play five nationally televised games, with one of them taking place during ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

According to, the last time the Cowboys played home games at the start and end of the season occurred in 1998. Also, for the second time in five years (2009), the Cowboys will play the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

Additional schedule highlights from

  • The Cowboys won’t play a 2012 playoff team until October, when they face Denver and Washington in consecutive weeks. The Cowboys start the season against the Giants, Kansas City, St. Louis and San Diego.
  • The Cowboys will play at Chicago for the first time since 2007, which was a Sunday night game. This time they play the Bears on Monday night.
  • This will be the first road Monday night game for the Cowboys in six years, when they beat Buffalo 25-24 in one of the biggest comebacks in franchise history.


  • 1 Sep 8 7:30 PM CST vs. Giants  NBC
  • 2 Sep 15 12:00 PM CST @ Chiefs  FOX
  • 3 Sep 22 12:00 PM CST vs. Rams  FOX
  • 4 Sep 29 3:25 PM CST @ Chargers FOX
  • 5 Oct 6 3:25 PM CST vs. Broncos CBS
  • 6 Oct 13 7:30 PM CST vs. Redskins NBC
  • 7 Oct 20 12:00 PM CST @ Eagles FOX
  • 8 Oct 27 12:00 PM CST @ Lions FOX
  • 9 Nov 3 12:00 PM CST vs. Vikings FOX
  • 10 Nov 10 7:30 PM CST @ Saints NBC
  • 11 BYE
  • 12 Nov 24 3:25 PM CST @ Giants FOX
  • 13 Nov 28 3:30 PM CST vs. Raiders CBS (Thanksgiving)
  • 14 Dec 9 7:40 PM CST @ Bears ESPN
  • 15 Dec 15 3:25 PM CST vs. Packers FOX
  • 16 Dec 22 12:00 PM CST @ Redskins FOX*
  • 17 Dec 29 12:00 PM CST vs. Eagles FOX*

* = Game time could be shifted or flexed to NBC

Schedule subject to change

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