On Tuesday, the NFL owners voted to approve the proposal to extend the regular season to 17 games and shrink the preseason to three games.
The added regular-season game will feature matchups between teams that finished in the same position in opposing divisions. What does this mean for the Cowboys?
Because of the change, Dallas will now have to play a ninth road game against the New England Patriots in 2021.
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Also, the preseason will shrink to three games for most teams; however, the Cowboys will still play four preseason games. The added preseason game will be against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on August 5.
Here is the Cowboys’ updated schedule for its 17 regular-season games
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders.
Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cowboy fans, in a joking way, seem to be enjoying the change knowing the club can’t finish at 8-8 anymore ...
Now that Dallas has signed quarterback Dak Prescott, its focus will shift to the 2021 NFL Draft, set for Thursday, April 29. ... and eventually, to the new 17-game season.