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Cowboys News: Another Brutal December Looming For Cowboys In 2017?

April 21st, 2017 at 4:19 AM
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Cowboys’ schedule: Dallas is in for a brutal December – David Moore, Dallas Morning News

It has been said that the true mark of a wise man is how frequently he agrees with you. In this case, Mr. Moore must certainly be wise beyond measure because he and I are in complete agreement on the challenges Dallas will face during the season’s home stretch.

Three of the team’s final four games are on the road. The three games the Cowboys play to kick off the final month of the regular season – at the Giants, at Oakland and at home against Seattle – are against teams that compiled a record of 33-14-1 last season.

If the Cowboys are to be a factor in the race to the Super Bowl they will have to start out strong and finish even stronger. Champions are made during December in this game, and Dallas will certainly have a chance to prove themselves worthy as the season winds down.

Dallas Cowboys face difficult closing stretch to schedule – Todd Archer, ESPN
The Cowboys will arrive at the postseason battle-hardened should they be fortunate enough to qualify, thanks to a December slate heavy with travel.

The Cowboys close this season with three of their final four games away from home, including a West Coast trip to Oakland in Week 15. And the only home game in the final month is against Seattle, a perennially strong team. So if the Cowboys can make the playoffs again, they will be battle tested. If you want a good omen, the Cowboys last played three of their final four games away from home in 2014 and won all three.

Gut Feeling: Staff Writers Share Initial Thoughts on Cowboys’ 2017 Schedule – Dallas Cowboys Staff
All four guys at the mothership offer a take on the schedule, but not everbody is talking about December. Here’s Nick Eatman:

But while everyone wants to talk about December, let’s not forget November. That’s when teams start to really make a move in the standings one way or the other. The Cowboys have four of five games at home, starting with the Chiefs on CBS, which should be Tony Romo’s first game to cover the Cowboys. But after a game in Atlanta, which will be entertaining, it’s back home for three straight against the Eagles, Chargers and Redskins. If the Cowboys are hot, they have to chance to create some distance in the NFC East. And if they’ve struggled to that point, here’s a chance to get back in the race. That stretch of home games could be huge.

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