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Here’s the Cowboys full schedule for the 2021 NFL Season

The NFL released the Dallas Cowboys schedule on Wednesday, May 12. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to throw the ball in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 27, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The NFL announced the complete 2021 schedule on Wednesday, May 12, and the Dallas Cowboys are officially set to kick off their 2021 season in Tampa Bay against the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football (Thursday edition). Their first divisional game will be in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles at home.

The Cowboys finally have their quarterback situation figured out after years of offseason speculation regarding what they would do with Dak Prescott. Earlier this offseason, the two sides agreed to a six-year deal to keep him in Dallas. Prescott suffered a gruesome leg injury in 2020, and four quarterbacks started games at quarterback for the Cowboys including Prescott, Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert. It was a bit of a lost season with Dallas finishing 6-10, though just one game behind the division champ. The Cowboys went all defense with their first six picks of the NFL Draft, highlighted by former Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Micah Parsons. Dallas should be in contention for the playoffs in Year 2 under head coach Mike McCarthy.

All times listed are Eastern.

Odds

Win total, over/under: O 9.5 (+107), U 9.5 (-130)
Division champs: +125

Prime time games

Week 1: Sep. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (SNF/Thursday) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 3: Sep. 27 Philadelphia Eagles (MNF) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 8: Oct. 31 at Minnesota Vikings (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 12: Nov. 25 Las Vegas Raiders (Thanksgiving) 4:30 PM CBS
Week 13: Dec. 2 at New Orleans Saints (TNF) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Week 16: Dec. 26 Washington Football Team (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 1st
2021 win totals: 2nd
2020 records: 2nd

2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thu) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 2: Sep. 19 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 PM CBS
Week 3: Sep. 27 Philadelphia Eagles (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 4: Oct. 3 Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM FOX
Week 5: Oct. 10 New York Giants 4:25 PM FOX
Week 6: Oct. 17 at New England Patriots 4:25 PM CBS
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: Oct. 31 at Minnesota Vikings 8:20 PM NBC*
Week 9: Nov. 7 Denver Broncos 1:00 PM FOX
Week 10: Nov. 14 Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM FOX
Week 11: Nov. 21 at Kansas City Chiefs 4:25 PM FOX
Week 12: Nov. 25 Las Vegas Raiders (Thanksgiving) 4:30 PM CBS
Week 13: Dec. 2 at New Orleans Saints (Thu) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon**
Week 14: Dec. 12 at Washington Football Team 1:00 PM FOX
Week 15: Dec. 19 at New York Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Week 16: Dec. 26 Washington Football Team 8:20 PM NBC*
Week 17: Jan. 2 Arizona Cardinals 1:00 PM FOX
Week 18: Jan. 9 at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 PM FOX

* - Sunday night games in Weeks 5-17 subject to change; Week 18 game TBD
**NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change