How much impact does a schedule have on a season?

With the 2013/2014 released yesterday, everyone has had their time to analyze, and come up with their own opinion on it.

I saw tweets prior to the schedule being posted saying things along the lines of, I hope the don’t get screwed again with the schedule this year.

Damien Woody, former NFL offensive lineman and tweeted last night “Strength of a schedule is meaningless in football.”

On one hand, the teams you play, and the strength of them have everything to do with the outcome of the games. I think what Woody was trying to say was that if you’re a good, hard-working team, it shouldn’t matter who you play on what week.

The Cowboys have a tough stretch come December. Three of the teams December opponents had winning records last season, Chicago, Green Bay and Washington. Two of the teams made the , Packers and Red Skins.

The Cowboys also get their first Week 1 game at home since ’07. But, they’re playing the , and the Giants have never lost at . Last season when the Cowboys net the Giants in Week 1, the Giants were at home and still basking in the glory of a win. Then the Cowboys beat the Giants which started their season with a bang.

I wanted to get a discussion going, and see what thinks of the upcoming seasons schedule, and how much of an impact the schedule has on a teams season.


So, Cowboys Nation, what do you think?

What do you think?


Written by Shaleni McBain

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