The Dallas Cowboys hope that the 2021 version of their team has plenty of games left to play, including a home playoff game at AT&T Stadium. Thanks to the NFL schedule being determined partially by division standings, they also know as winners of the NFC East all of the teams set to visit Arlington next season.
The Cowboys will host the Bears, Lions, Texans, Colts, Buccaneers, and Bengals in 2022. The Buccaneers won the NFC South this season, setting up a rematch of this year's season opener in Tampa Bay. The Bengals clinched the AFC North with a last-second win at home vs. the Chiefs this Sunday.
The division winners the Cowboys travel to play on the road are the Packers, Titans, and eventual winner of the NFC West between the Cardinals and Rams. Dallas will also play at Minnesota and Jacksonville next year.
The Cowboys divisional road games at the Giants and Eagles are typically a safe bet to be near the end of the season, making the placement of games at the Packers and Titans crucial when considering late-season weather. This schedule currently only features one rematch against Brady and the Bucs, but the Cowboys vs. Kyler Murray saga could quickly add two chapters – both in this year's playoffs and in Arizona the next.
The Cardinals will need a win vs. the Seahawks paired with a Rams loss to the 49ers at home to pass them in the West. San Francisco is still playing for a playoff spot themselves, and both division matchups will be played in the late window on Sunday afternoon.
While the Cowboys will see whoever wins the division next year, they're likely to host whoever loses out between the Cardinals and Rams in their first playoff game later this month.