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Looking ahead to the Dallas Cowboys 2014 Schedule

By Matthew Postins

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The Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles not only sealed their 2013 season, it also solidified the Cowboys’ 2014 schedule. And it looks pretty brutal.

As the second-place team in the NFC East, the Cowboys’ cross-divisional NFC opponents in the NFC North and South were determined.

The Cowboys will, for the second straight season, travel to Chicago to face the Bears at Soldier Field. This past season’s meeting was a result of the NFC North coming up in the NFC Divisional rotation. The Cowboys will host the second-place team from the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints.

Next year will be the third straight season the Cowboys have faced the Bears and the Saints.

In all the Cowboys will face seven teams that finished the 2013 season .500 or better. Five of them made the playoffs and a sixth, Arizona, would have made it any other season after winning 10 games.

The Cowboys face each of the four teams from a different NFC division each year. In 2014 that division will be the NFC West, perhaps the hardest division in football. The Cowboys will travel to St. Louis and Seattle and host San Francisco and Arizona.

The Cowboys’ AFC opponents will all come from the AFC South, with Indianapolis and Houston coming to AT&T Stadium and the Cowboys traveling to Tennessee and Jacksonville.

The contest with the Jaguars, while a road game, will be held at London’s Wembley Stadium on Nov. 9. If history holds, the Cowboys will likely have their bye the next week.

The date for the London game is the only one that is set. The rest of the schedule dates and times will be released in April.

Cowboys 2014 Schedule Opponents

Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints.

Road: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars (in London), Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears.

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