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Dallas Cowboys schedule: Week 1 vs Buccaneers, 2022 roster and predictions

Matt Johnson

Dallas Cowboys schedule: Week 1 – Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sep. 11vs Buccaneers8:20 PMNBC
  • Buccaneers @ Cowboys point spread: Tampa Bay -2.5
  • Prediction: Buccaneers 28, Cowboys 21

Dallas Cowboys roster outlook

All our predictions are based on the Cowboys keeping and starting these key players

  • QB: Dak Prescott
  • RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard
  • WR: CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, James Washington, Noah Brown, Jalen Tolbert
  • TE: Dalton Schultz, Jake Ferguson
  • OL: Tyron Smith, Tyler Smith, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, Terrence Steele
  • Defense: 6th in NFL defense rankings

Following the departure of Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson, the Cowboys’ receiving corps is a lot thinner to begin the 2022 season. Michael Gallup will still be recovering from a torn ACL when Week 1 arrives and a slow start is expected even when he’s cleared to return. The real thing to watch is whether or not the offensive line improves. If it doesn’t, Dallas might not make the playoffs this year.

Related: 2022 NFL power rankings

Dallas Cowboys preseason schedule

  • Preseason Week 1: Dallas Cowboys @ Denver Broncos
  • Preseason Week 2: Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Chargers

2022 Dallas Cowboys schedule

Check below for detailed information about the Dallas Cowboys schedule and game-by-game predictions for the 2022 season.

Week 2: vs Cincinnati Bengals

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Sep. 18vs Bengals4:25 PMCBS
  • Prediction: Bengals 31, Cowboys 28

Week 3: @ New York Giants

DateGameTimeTV Info
Mon, Sep. 26@ Giants8:15 PMESPN, ABC
Monday Night Football
  • Prediction: Cowboys 27, Giants 17

Week 4: vs Washington Commanders

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Oct. 2vs Commanders1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Cowboys 28, Commanders 24

Week 5: @ Los Angeles Rams

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Oct. 9@ Rams4:25 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Rams 31, Cowboys 24

Week 6: @ Philadelphia Eagles

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Oct. 16@ Eagles8:20 PMNBC
Sunday Night Football
  • Prediction: Eagles 27, Cowboys 24

Week 7: vs Detroit Lions

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Oct. 23vs Lions1:00 PMCBS
  • Prediction: Cowboys 31, Lions 24

Week 8: vs Chicago Bears

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Oct. 30vs Bears1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Cowboys 35, Bears 24

Week 9: Dallas Cowboys bye

Week 10: @ Green Bay Packers

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Nov. 13@ Packers4:25 PMFOX
FOX’s Game of the Week
  • Prediction: Packers 31, Cowboys 28

Week 11: @ Minnesota Vikings

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Nov. 20@ Vikings4:25 PMCBS
  • Prediction: Cowboys 27, Vikings 21

Week 12: vs New York Giants

DateGameTimeTV Info
Thu, Nov. 24vs Giants4:30 PMFOX
Thanksgiving afternoon game
  • Prediction: Cowboys 31, Giants 21

Week 13: vs Indianapolis Colts

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Dec. 4vs Colts8:20 PMNBC
Sunday Night Football
  • Prediction: Cowboys 28, Colts 27

Week 14: vs Houston Texans

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Dec. 11vs Texans1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Cowboys 27, Texans 17

Week 15: @ Jacksonville Jaguars

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Dec. 18@ Jaguars1:00 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Cowboys 28, Jaguars 20

Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Dec. 24vs Eagles4:25 PMFOX
  • Prediction: Cowboys 21, Eagles 17

Week 17: @ Tennessee Titans

DateGameTimeTV Info
Thu, Dec. 29@ Titans8:15 PMAmazon Prime
Thursday Night Football
  • Prediction: Titans 24, Cowboys 21

Week 18: @ Washington Commanders

DateGameTimeTV Info
Sun, Jan. 8@ CommandersTBDTBD
  • Prediction: Cowboys 31, Commanders 24

Dallas Cowboys schedule prediction: 11-6

An 11-6 record will allow Dallas to compete for the NFC East, likely a neck-and-neck race with the Philadelphia Eagles. Given we project Dallas to split the two-game series in the regular season, it will come down to additional tiebreakers. Either way, an 11-6 record will get the Cowboys into the NFL playoffs for the second consecutive year.