The Dallas Cowboys head into another season with high expectations, seeking to become the first team to repeat as NFC East champions since the Philadelphia Eagles accomplished the feat from 2001 through 2004. Dallas experienced offseason losses of wide receiver Amari Cooper, pass rusher Randy Gregory, and tackle La’El Collins in free agency, making the path to repeat much tougher than expected.
Dallas still has Dak Prescott at quarterback and CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup at wide receiver. Ezekiel Elliott returns at running back in his quest for a bounce-back season (his yards per game have decreased in every season since entering the league), while Tony Pollard is expected to provide even more explosive plays for the No. 1 offense in points scored and total yards from last season.
Dan Quinn will be back to lead the defense in Year 2, led by the reigning defensive rookie of the year in Micah Parsons and the league’s interception leader in Trevon Diggs. The Cowboys will need to solve their playoff woes to be Super Bowl contenders, even though they have a roster talented enough to get there.
The 2002 Cowboys season will be another exciting one as Dallas continues to compete for NFC supremacy. Below, find a complete look at the teams set to square off with the Cowboys this year, as well as a rundown of their 18-week regular-season schedule (once announced):
Eagles (home, away): Philadelphia is expected to be the biggest challenger for Dallas in the NFC East, as the Cowboys secondary will be tested with A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Dallas swept Philadelphia last season as one of the matchups has been in been in primetime every year since 2003.
Commanders (home, away): Dallas will be seeing carson Wentz twice a year again as Wentz is back in the NFC East with Washington. Dallas swept Washington in 2021 and have won five of its last seven against the…