Dallas Cowboys 2022 schedule: Dates, times, opponents, TV announced

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys released their 2022 schedule on Thursday night, and on paper, it seems like another favorable draw for head coach Mike McCarthy, as he looks to build off a season that saw the organization make the playoffs for the first time since 2018.

After finishing last season with a 12-5 record, Dallas was upset at home in the divisional round of the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers. Since then, Dallas lost key contributors in Amari Cooper, La'el Collins and Randy Gregory, and didn't do much in the way of replacing those players' on-field production with comparable players.

The good news for the Cowboys is the fact that they play in one of the worst divisions in football, and will once again have one of the NFL's easiest schedules.

According to CBS Sports, the Cowboys' strength of schedule is tied with the Washington Commanders for the 31st (out of 32 teams) easiest slate.

Dallas will face teams with a combined record of 133-155-1 and a combined winning percentage of .462 from 2021.

The schedule includes nine home games and eight road games after the NFL added a 17th game to the schedule in 2021. Dallas had eight home games and nine road games last year.

For the second straight season, the Cowboys will open the campaign against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in primetime, but this time the Cowboys will do the hosting.

Dallas' schedule also includes four games against the AFC South (Titans, Texans, Colts and Jaguars), four games against the NFC North (Packers, Lions, Vikings and Bears), and the extra home game vs. Joe Burrow and the reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals.

You can view the full schedule below:

PRESEASON

Preseason Week 1: @ Denver
Date: Saturday., Aug. 14
Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: CBS 11

Preseason Week 2: @ Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Aug. 19-21
Time: 9:00 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: CBS 11

Preseason Week 3: vs. Seattle
Date: Aug. 26-28
Time: TBD
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: CBS 11

REGULAR SEASON

Week 1: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, Sept. 11
Time: 7:20 p.m.
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: NBC

Week 2: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, Sept. 18
Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: CBS

Week 3: @ New York Giants
Date: Monday, Sept. 26
Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: ESPN

Week 4: vs. Washington Commanders
Date: Sunday, Oct. 2
Time: 12 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 5: @ Los Angeles Rams
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9
Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 6: @ Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16
Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: NBC

Week 7: vs. Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, Oct. 23
Time: 12 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: CBS

Week 8: vs. Chicago Bears
Date: Sunday, Oct. 30
Time: 12 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 9: BYE

Week 10: @ Green Bay
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 11: @ Minnesota
Date: Sunday, Nov. 20
Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: CBS

Week 12: vs. New York Giants
Date: Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)
Time: 3:30 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 13: vs. Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, Dec. 4
Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: NBC

Week 14: vs. Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11
Time: 12 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 15: @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18
Time: 12 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 16: vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, Dec. 24
Time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: FOX

Week 17: @ Tennessee Titans
Date: Thursday, Dec. 29
Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: Amazon Prime (game will also be shown locally)

Week 18: @ Washington Commanders
Date: Saturday, Jan. 7 or Sunday, Jan. 8
Time: TBD
Radio: 105.3 The Fan
TV: TBD

*Home games are in BOLD