Dallas Cowboys Schedule 2023: Dates, Times, TV Schedule, Record Prediction, and More

After another season of failing to reach the Conference Championship, what does the Dallas Cowboys' schedule say about their chances in 2023?

The Dallas Cowboys almost always have lofty expectations heading into their season. However, they haven’t been to a conference championship game in over a quarter century. In a relatively weak NFC, could 2023 be the year for the team? How does their schedule help or hurt their cause?

Dallas Cowboys Schedule and Opponents

Preseason Schedule

  • Week 1: vs. Jaguars
    CBS | 5 p.m. (Saturday, Aug. 12)
  • Week 2: at Seahawks
    CBS | 10 p.m (Saturday Aug. 19)
  • Week 3: vs. Raiders
    CBS | 8 p.m. (Saturday, Aug. 26)

Regular Season Schedule

  • Week 1: at Giants
    NBC | 8:20 p.m. (Sunday, Sept. 10)
  • Week 2: vs. Jets
    CBS | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Sept. 17)
  • Week 3: at Cardinals
    FOX | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Sept. 24)
  • Week 4: vs. Patriots
    FOX | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Oct. 1)
  • Week 5: at 49ers
    NBC | 8:20 p.m. (Sunday, Oct. 8)
  • Week 6: at Chargers
    ESPN | 8:15 p.m. (Monday, Oct. 16)
  • Week 7: BYE
  • Week 8: vs. Rams
    FOX| 1 p.m. (Sunday, Oct. 29)
  • Week 9: at Eagles
    FOX | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Nov. 5)
  • Week 10: vs. Giants
    FOX | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Nov. 12)
  • Week 11: at Panthers
    FOX | 1 p.m. (Sunday, Nov. 19)
  • Week 12: vs. Commanders
    CBS | 4:30 p.m. (Thursday, Nov. 23)
  • Week 13: vs. Seahawks
    Amazon Prime | 8:15 p.m.(Thursday, Nov. 30)
  • Week 14: vs. Eagles
    NBC | 8:20 p.m. (Sunday, Dec. 10)
  • Week 15: at Bills
    FOX | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Dec. 17)
  • Week 16: at Dolphins
    FOX | 4:25 p.m. (Sunday, Dec. 24)
  • Week 17: vs. Lions
    ESPN/ABC | 8:15 p.m. (Saturday, Dec. 30)
  • Week 18: at Commanders
    TBD | TBD

Dallas Cowboys schedule

Dallas Cowboys Strength of Schedule

Dallas got lucky a season ago, having one of the easiest schedules in the NFL despite winning the NFC East in 2021. But that won’t be the case in 2023, even though they won 12 games for a second consecutive season but did not win the division.

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Cowboys opponents have a projected win total of 8.79 games, giving them the 11th-hardest schedule in the NFL using that method.

According to PFN’s own strength of schedule metric, which takes factors into account more than just win totals, Dallas has the 10th-hardest NFL schedule.

Dallas Cowboys Record Prediction

The Cowboys have had consecutive 12-win seasons. And no matter how any one individual feels about Dak Prescott, it’s impossible to argue that he’s not one of the best quarterbacks in the conference. Add Brandin Cooks to an offense that desperately needed speed, and things are looking up for the Cowboys’ offense.

Moreover, no defense has been consistently better over the past two seasons, at least according to Expected Points Added models.

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Anything can happen in the NFL. Injuries are part of the game, and they have a massive impact on wins and losses. Every year, we see teams that aren’t competitive most weeks beat juggernauts. Sometimes it even happens in key moments.

Fortunately, given the quality of their roster, every game on Dallas’ schedule is relatively winnable.

The Cowboys play the AFC East in 2023, but that’s not the relative cakewalk it was even just a half-decade ago. The Bills have been a regular-season powerhouse over the past five seasons, the Dolphins’ offense is endlessly efficient, the Jets are going all in, and the Patriots are going to be better than many want to give them credit for. The AFC East is likely the best division in football.

The Cowboys’ current Vegas win total is set at 9.5, with the over reasonably juiced. Although Kellen Moore has been used as a punching bag for Dallas fans over a few perceived shortcomings, Mike McCarthy hasn’t called plays in some time now. There’s no guarantee he’ll be better than Moore, who consistently got good production from the Cowboys’ offense.

Projected Record: 12-5

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