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Preseason Schedule Finalized

The dates and times have been finalized for the 2010 Preseason. With five “meaningless” games before our run to 6 begins, lets hope and pray our boys stay healthy.

Here’s the schedule:

Aug. 8, 7 p.m. vs. Cincinnati (Canton, Ohio)

Aug. 12, 8 p.m. vs. Oakland (Cowboys Stadium)

Aug. 21, 8 p.m. at San Diego

Aug. 28, 7 p.m. at Houston

Sept. 2, 7 p.m. vs. Miami (Cowboys Stadium)

New Graphics: 2010 Schedules

The schedules were released last night and I have to ask you, was it worth the anticipation? Hell yeah it was. This quiet offseason is killin’ us Die Hards, isn’t it?

Driving to work yesterday rocking out to Octane XM, the DJ asked, remember when the release of the NFL schedule was no big deal and the draft wasn’t either and now they are both in primetime?

Hey it is what it is, but we crave football! Any tiny bit of coverage we can get and we jump all over it!

Which probably explains why I worked nearly 12 hours yesterday and came home and designed new schedule graphics all night.

Well, here they are – nine new designs for your pleasure. Take ‘em, post ‘em, print ‘em – whatever you do I hope you love ‘em!

Click here to see them all – All New 2010 Schedules

Schedule Coming Soon

The NFL will announce the 2010 football schedules on April 20th at 6 p.m. CST on NFL Network and NFL.com.

We already know the opponents we are just waiting  for the dates, times and order.

2010 OPPONENTS

HOME OPPONENTS

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

AWAY OPPONENTS

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings

Arizona Cardinals

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

We also know the preseason lineup:

Sun, Aug 8vs. Cincinnati@Canton 7:00 PM
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TBA@ San DiegoTBA
Sat, Aug 28@ Houston7:00 PM
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NFL.com has a pretty cool interactive schedule feature for every team in the league. Check it out here.

Also, remember to check back after schedules are released for schedule graphics and more!

Early Problems for Dallas

I have not really had a chance to actually sit down and look at the ’09 season schedule. I finally did this morning and a few things concern me about it.

Fiirst of all we play 3 of our first 5 games on the road at Tampa Bay, Denver and Kansas City.

Denver and Kansas City did not finish with very good records last year but going up to ‘Mile High’ can be one of the most difficult places to play in the whole league. Arrowhead Stadium is always a sea of red and those fans are ranked up there with any other fans in the league, they love their Chiefs and always have that play rocking.

Our Cowboys begin the year in Tampa Bay playing the Buccaneers. They beat the Bucs last year in Dallas without Romo (due to injury). Dallas should be a favorite in that game but beginning the season on the road, no matter who you play, can be very difficult.

The best thing about the first 5 games is that we get 2 back-to-back home games. The first game in the new stadium against NFC East rivals the New York Giants in week 2 and the Carolina Panthers in week3. Both NY and Carolina have the ability to beat Dallas and both should be very good games.

The last 5 games of the season prove to be very difficult ,again 3 out of 5 on the road. This might be one of the toughest 5 game stretches in the entire league @Giants, vs Chargers, @Saints, @Redskins, vs Eagles.

Now if that is not a gauntlet I do not know what is. This includes all 3 division opponents – New York and Washington on the road, plus the season finale against Philly(who destroyed us last year in the season finale with a playoff birth up for grabs).

Then we travel to New Orleans against arguably the best offense in the league last year followed by a home game against the San Diego Chargers, who will have LB Shawn Merriman back in their arsenal.

Dallas is notorious for coming up short in December and this year will be very hard to break with this stretch of extremely hard games.

I am very excited about the upcoming season.  GO COWBOYS!

Cowboys Tough Start to Season, Early Analysis

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The NFL schedule has been released and it makes for some good day dreaming and predictions for all……I had to join in the fun and share with all of you all.

In my early opinion, it is a tough schedule. There are 3 occasions where we have back-to-back road games, we have an early bye week, and travel to New York in December, that ugly stadium is never a good place to be at any time of the year, but especially in the dead of winter.

I also noticed that we play two teams that I think are going to make a step up this year in Seattle and Kansas City. I will hold out on my overall season prediction, because it can be so subjective and things can change so rapidly in the NFL,  but here is my take on the first “quarter” of the season:

WEEK 1 – @ Tampa Bay - The Boys start the season on the road for the second straight year. This should be like last year’s opener, a convincing win. The Buccaneers are in rebuilding mode, Dallas should be ready to get things started on the right foot. A slow start with a big second half should end in a 31-13 victory. RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)

WEEK 2 – vs NY Giants - The NFL did us no favors with the G-Men opening up the new stadium in Arlington. A tough matchup every time, the Giants will be fired up to ruin our party on national TV.  In a playoff atmosphere, The Boys will be hoping to show an improved run defense and it will be imperative in this game. This is truly a toss-up, but you have to believe we will pull off a thrilling win in the opening game in our new house, 27-24. RECORD: 2-0 (1-0)

WEEK 3 – vs Carolina – A tough follow-up to the emotional home opener, on Monday Night Football to boot. The Panthers will be attacking the Boys new-look secondary with Delhomme and Steve Smith, and it could make for a long night. Romo shines on the big stage but it won’t be enough as the Cowboys take their first loss of the season, and in the new house, and over-reaction ensues as it becomes official that we won’t go undefeated due to a 31-27 loss. RECORD: 2-1 (1-0)

WEEK 4 – @ Denver - We travel to the Mile High city fresh off the first defeat and face a Broncos team minus their pro-bowl QB and long time head coach, I anticipate they will be starting to find their footing by week 4 and it makes for a tough game, on the road. We look sluggish in the first hald but then turn loose the rushing attack to grind out a nail biting victory and the Cowboys nation rejoices in a 3-1 start thanks to a 17-10 win. RECORD: 3-1 (1-0)

WEEK 5 – @ Kansas City………………….

I am just very glad to see the dates and times that we will all be gathered around our TV’s or local sports bars or maybe even the beautiful new stadium for the lucky few, all living and dying with every play. All I know is that it is 148 days until we take the field in Tampa Bay for Game 1. It will be another great season of Cowboys Football and make sure you check in here at Lonestarstruck.com for all the best information and hottest graphics all season long!!

Cowboys Fan for Life – TD

Cowboys 2009 Schedule

Here it is…

Strange that our first game against the Redskins isn’t until week 11, but otherwise not too shabby.

I count one Monday Night Football game, three NBC Sunday Night games, and one NFL Network game also on a Sunday night.

Finally, are you superstitious or believe that lightning can strike in the same place twice?

Well the last game of the season is against Philadelphia… AGAIN!


2009 Preseason Schedule
   
DATEOPPONENT (TV BROADCAST)TIME
Thur, Aug 13@ Oakland (KTVT/CBS 11)9:00 PM
Fri, Aug 21TENNESSEE (FOX National)7:00 PM
Sat, Aug 29SAN FRANCISCO (KTVT/CBS 11)7:00 PM
Fri, Sept 4@ Minnesota (KTVT/CBS 11)TBA
   
2009 Regular Season Schedule
   
DATEOPPONENT (TV BROADCAST)TIME
Sun, Sept 13@ Tampa Bay (FOX)Noon
Sun, Sept 20NEW YORK GIANTS (NBC)7:15 PM
Mon, Sept 28CAROLINA (ESPN)7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 4@ Denver (FOX)3:15 PM
Sun, Oct 11@ Kansas City (FOX)Noon
Sun, Oct 18BYE 
Sun, Oct 25ATLANTA (FOX)3:15 PM
Sun, Nov 1SEATTLE (FOX)NOON
Sun, Nov 8@ Philadelphia (NBC)7:15 PM
Sun, Nov 15@ Green Bay (FOX)3:15 PM
Sun, Nov 22WASHINGTON (FOX)NOON
Thurs, Nov 26OAKLAND (CBS)3:15 PM
Sun, Dec 6@ New York Giants (FOX)3:15 PM
Sun, Dec 13SAN DIEGO (CBS)3:15 PM
Sat, Dec 19@ New Orleans (NFLN)7:15 PM
Sun, Dec 27@ Washington (NBC)7:15 PM
Sun, Jan 3PHILADELPHIA (FOX)NOON

The Quiet Days of Offseason

A month away from the NFL draft and everything in Cowboys land seems a bit quiet for my taste. No more T.O. drama, no more Romo/Jessica sightings, no more throw Wade under the bus talk. Seems too quiet doesn’t it?

First off let me talk about my boy Demarcus Ware. I am still wondering why the Jones boys haven’t signed him to a long extension yet. Ware should become the richest player in NFL history within the next couple of weeks though. The guy deserves it. He was about half a step this year of having about 30 sacks. The NFL even took one away from him. James Harrison is good but he isn’t nowhere near Demarcus Ware’s playing level, 101 yard interception return for a touchdown in the Super Bowl or not.
Some Terrell Owens news. Ugh! Terrell Owens states that Jerry Jones reneged on his word to keep him in Dallas and that Stephen Jones and a couple others were behind his surprising release. Let me say this one last time. I actually loved Terrell Owens on this team. There is no way in God’s green earth you can convince me that Roy Williams, the receiver, is a legitimate # 1 receiver in the NFL. He hasn’t proven it, Detroit or not. I think way too many fans are being way too optimistic about Roy Williams. Sure he has better hands but he can’t stretch the field and he isn’t the hardest worker in the world. I really hope he proves me wrong. Back to T.O.. Yes, Jerry probably did back stab Terrell Owens to an extent but I really think this helps Romo more than anybody else on this team. This is going to be a make or break year for Romo. It’s his team now.
The NFL schedule does not come out until later this spring but sources say that Dallas will open Week 1 in Denver in the FOX 3 PM slot. They will also host the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving. I think playing in Denver Week 1 is gonna be awesome. Sources also said that Dallas will not open in the new stadium until Week 3 either in a Sunday night or Monday night game. I bet it’s either Philly or the Giants. On an unrelated note, sources state Jerry Jones is asking the NFL  for permission to change the navy blue jerseys (technically home jerseys) for the 2011 season to commemorate the hosting of the super bowl in the new stadium. I don’t know if this is a good thing or bad or to what extent the jersey change will take effect. I guess we will not find out until the 2011 season.
Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips stated that it takes a full 4 seasons before anyone can judge a coach in the NFL. San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Singletary stated when told of this that he thought this was a win now league. I couldn’t of said it better myself. Thats why Jerry Jones should of fired Wade Phillips when this season ended. I couldn’t help but shake my head when I read that. I wonder what Jerry Jones thought of that statement by Wade.  Let’s make our # 1 receiver the scapegoat I guess and cut him. Oh didn’t we already do that?
Training Camp in San Antonio. Guys I can’t wait. I already asked for that first week off of work so I can be there. It’s gonna be awesome. See ya there Shelby!!!