The NFL announced the 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday, and at least six national television appearances
highlight the Dallas Cowboys upcoming season. The Cowboys schedule currently features five games that are going to be broadcast nationally in primetime, including three from AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys also face six teams that qualified for the 2016 playoffs (Atlanta, Green Bay, Kansas City, N.Y. Giants, Oakland and Seattle).
In addition to the three primetime games at AT&T Stadium – all three on NBC (one simulcast on NFLN and Amazon) – and the club’s annual Thanksgiving Day national appearance, the Cowboys will make two more national appearances in primetime on the road, one on ESPN for Monday Night Football and one on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Dallas will play on Monday Night Football for the 79th time in club history (second-most in NFL history behind Miami’s 82). Only the San Francisco 49ers (48) have won more MNF games than Dallas’ 45.
The 2017 regular season opens for Dallas on Sunday night Sept. 10 when the Cowboys host the N.Y. Giants, marking the fifth straight season in which the club will open at home, the third consecutive against the Giants and the fifth of the last six against New York. The last time the Cowboys opened a season at home for at least five consecutive seasons was when the club had seven straight (1960-1966). It is the ninth time since 2000 that Dallas will have a season-opening home bout and the sixth time since 2010 the Cowboys will open the season in primetime.
Dallas hits the road the next two weeks to play Denver on Sept. 17 then at Arizona on Monday night (Sept. 25) to close out the first month of the season.
The Cowboys open October with consecutive home games, first against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 1 and against Green Bay on Oct. 8 before their bye week (Oct. 15). The Cowboys resume playing in San Francisco on Oct. 22 before closing October with a road game at Washington (Oct. 29).
November opens with a home bout against Kansas City on Nov. 5 before heading to Atlanta to face the Falcons in their new stadium on Nov. 12. Dallas stays at home for three consecutive games, first hosting the Eagles on Sunday Night Football for the club’s third primetime game of the season, then facing the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) and finally hosting Washington for a Thursday night game (Nov. 30) broadcast on NBC and the NFL Network while streaming live on Amazon.
The final month of the season opens with an afternoon tilt at the N.Y. Giants on Dec. 10 before a Sunday night game in Oakland (Dec. 17). The Cowboys close out their regular season home schedule with a game against Seattle on Christmas Eve before closing out the regular season at Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve – the second straight year the Cowboys close out the season in Philadelphia.
Cowboys fans can purchase season tickets by going to www.dallascowboys.com/tickets.
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