Last year, the Dallas Cowboys rebounded from a difficult 2020 campaign to win the NFC East with a 12-5 record. But their season didn’t last long after that, as they fell to the San Francisco 49ers in a heartbreaking Wild Card round.
This fall, the Cowboys will hope to shake off their postseason disappointment and become the first back-to-back NFC East champion since the Philadelphia Eagles capped off their four-peat in 2004.
They’re currently favored to win the division, but their schedule features a few games that will be intriguing for fans and especially interesting for bettors. Let’s get right to it so you can plan your bets against their NFL Lines.
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Week 1: Buccaneers at Cowboys
If this matchup feels familiar, it should. Last year, the Cowboys traveled to Tampa to face Tom Brady and the defending champion Buccaneers in the first game of the NFL season. It was a back-and-forth matchup that ended in a game-winning field goal and a 31-29 victory for the Bucs.
This year, Brady and company will travel to Dallas for this Sunday night contest. There, they’ll face Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, and a Cowboys team that had just two regular-season losses to NFC opponents in 2021. Expect the line to be close and a thriller from start to finish.
Week 5: Cowboys at Rams
While the Cowboys were sitting at home following an early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Rams became the second straight Super Bowl champ to win the big game in their home stadium. In Week 5, that same stadium in Inglewood will host a potential preview between Prescott and the Cowboys and Matthew Stafford and the Rams.
If healthy, LA should be a small favorite over Dallas. But the Rams will have had a Monday night road game in San Francisco the week prior, giving the Cowboys an extra day of rest. It’s not a massive advantage, but one that could make the difference in Dallas pulling off an upset.
Week 10: Cowboys at Packers
After their Week 9 bye, the Cowboys will head to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. While everyone still remembers the Dez Bryant “no-catch,” recent history still suggests that a great game is in store for fans and bettors alike.
In their last four meetings dating back to 2016, each winning team has scored 30 points or more. Green Bay has won the last three times, though, with all three victories coming in Dallas. The Cowboys could take advantage of a Packers squad coming off of three straight road games, though Green Bay’s 8-0 record at home last year suggests a fight to the end.
Week 12: Giants at Cowboys
The Cowboys have always been a staple of Thanksgiving football, and 2022 is no exception. Once football fans plant themselves on the couch in the midst of their food comas, they’ll see the Cowboys host the division rival New York Giants on Turkey Day.
While the NFC East crown frequently changes hands, the Cowboys hold a definitive advantage over Big Blue.
The Giants, who went 4-13 last season and once again have a new coach, have a single win against Dallas in their last ten meetings. Nor have they won a game at Jerry World since Week 1 in 2016. In other words, it’s a smart bet to roll with the Cowboys no matter what.