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What to Look For in Each Rival in Cowboys 2020 Schedule

NFL schedules are out for the 2020 season and it's always exciting to watch how things look for your favorite team. Here at Inside , we cover your Dallas Cowboys every day, but this time we'll take quick look at each of the rivals in the team's schedule.

Let's get to know where they stand ahead of the .

Week 1: @ Los Angeles Rams – Sunday Night Football

, Todd Gurley, Eric Weddle, and Clay Matthews are out. It's hard to know where the Rams stand in 2020. There are issues on their offensive line, including the fact that will hit 39 in December.

For the Rams, it's likely all about the quarterback. Can Jared Goff bounce back from a somewhat disappointing 2019 campaign? Even more interesting, can Sean McVay's staff bounce back before we start questioning its future?

Week 2: VS Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons defense was terrible in 2019 and should bounce back in 2020 with a few key additions the team has made in the . But can 's offense keep up with ' Saints and Tom Brady's Bucs?

For the Falcons, the problem seems to be depth. Deion Jones is a good , Keanu Neal a good safety. But can they stay healthy? Their offensive line is a promising unit, and it'll be interesting to see how Todd Gurley does behind it.

Week 3: @ Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are always in contention thanks to one of the best quarterbacks in the league. . But have they done enough upfront to protect him? And is Pete Carroll finally going to be more aggressive on offense? I'm excited to watch D.K. Metcalf's sophomore season after he caught 58 passes for 900 yards.

One other question regarding the Seahawks comes in the pass rush department. Are they bringing Jadeveon Clowney back? Last year, they were terrible getting to the opposing quarterback. If they want to have a shot at the division, this needs to improve.

Week 4: VS Cleveland Browns

I know, I know. Every year it seems like we say “the Browns will be back this season.” I don't believe they'll be real contenders, but don't expect them to be an easy win. Head Coach Freddie Kitchens is gone and Kevin Stefanski has to be better than him at the helm.

An underrated factor in the Browns 2019 6-10 season was their poor offensive line. Quarterback Baker Mayfield will likely have a better offensive line unit after Jack Conklin and drafting Jedrick Wills. With strong offensive weapons, I'd watch out for Cleveland as a tough opponent.

Week 5: VS New York Giants

The Giants offense features Daniel Jones and . Both will benefit from the team investing in the offensive line, including the fourth overall pick Andrew Thomas. Their roster still has plenty of holes, but the Giants seem to be taking steps in the right direction.

Forget about them being contenders, but look for them doing better than last year. And don't forget, is their new offensive coordinator, so that'll spice up the division.

Week 6: VS Arizona Cardinals –

I'm so excited about this one. If you consider the Cardinals' second-round pick essentially was WR DeAndre Hopkins, then Arizona had one of the best drafts of the year. They added versatile defensive player Isaiah Simmons in the first round and took a tackle for Kyler Murray.

I can't wait to see what Kliff Kingsbury has in store for us in his second season in the NFL. It should be exciting. Plus, Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald on the same offense? Yes, please.

Week 7: @ Washington Redskins

Ron Rivera takes the reigns for a talent that has quite a few very talented players. Washington continued to build on a strong defensive line by adding 's Chase Young, who's NFL ready and will make an immediate impact on Sundays. It won't be fun facing their defensive front twice in 2020.

But what about Dwayne Haskins? Will he be better? For the Redskins, it seems to be all about their young quarterback.

Week 8: VS – Sunday Night Football

The jury is still out on how the Eagles handled their offseason. Was Jalen Reagor the right pick in the first round when was still on the board? We'll see. Did they do enough to help Carson Wentz?

Quietly, the Eagles might be going through a bit of a transition process. While they are still talented and have a good , they will need someone to step up on offense to help out Wentz.

Week 9: VS Pittsburgh Steelers

You know you're thinking about that unforgettable 2016 showdown between the Steelers and Cowboys. How can you not? What a game.

The Steelers are coming off a disappointing season in which they went through a QB carousel that wasn't very successful replacing . But Big Ben is back, and the Steelers should be a serious contender in 2020.

Their defense is legit, featuring Minkah Fitzpatrick at safety and T.J. Watt at . Besides Roethlisberger coming back, adding WR Chase Claypool in the Draft should help JuJu Smith-Schuster bounce back from a 552-yard season.

Week 10: BYE

Get healthy, ‘boys.

Week 11: @

I've been saying the Vikings will win their division for the past two seasons. I believe I'm sticking to my story in 2020. They lost CB Trae Waynes but added rookie Jeff Gladney to fill his place. They lost Stefon Diggs but added rookie WR Justin Jefferson to make up for it.

With a better offensive line, I'm betting Kirk Cousins can take the next step. Last time the Cowboys played Minnesota, we saw one hell of a game from Dak Prescott. Will these two quarterbacks go at it for four quarters this year?

Week 12: VS Washington Redskins – Thanksgiving Day

See week 7.

Week 13: @

The Ravens didn't go through any major changes since last season. They will once again be contenders after Lamar Jackson's impressive season. The question in the mind of many of us is if the Ravens' scheme will endure the test of time. I believe it will, but their division will be a bit more complicated than it was in 2019.

Patrick Queen was a huge steal for the Ravens in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as he'll fill an important need for an already talented defense.

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Joe Burrow. Joe Burrow. Joe Burrow. By the time the Bengals face the Cowboys, one of the most promising number one picks in recent history will already have a bit of in the NFL. Cincinnati still has a long way to go, but you never know how much of an impact a rookie quarterback can make.

Week 15: VS San Francisco 49ers – Sunday Night Football

Joe Staley will be missed in San Francisco, but bringing in Trent Williams was an absolute steal by John Lynch. Williams is one of the best players in the NFL. Jimmy Garoppolo not only gets a top-tier left tackle but a first-round in Brandon Aiyuk.

Don't expect the 49ers to go anywhere. They'll be back after appearing in the last season.

: VS Philadelphia Eagles

See week 5.

Week 17: @ New York Giants

See week 8.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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