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Dallas Cowboys 2012 Schedule: Downloadable, Printable

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 17:  Coach Jason Garrett applauds wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys before play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 17, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIApril 25, 2012

Felix Jones was much talked about in the preseason as possibly being ready for a breakout season, but in the end, he continued to have injury problems. Then rookie DeMarco Murray emerged and took over the starting role. While Murray finished his season early with an injury in his own right, he clearly showed that he can be a play maker in this offense, and as long as the Cowboys offensive line can give him space, he will continue to be a rising star at his position.

With Murray, the Cowboys have a more balanced offense, and this should be a key to their success if they happen to make the playoffs this year. Tony Romo is a solid quarterback, but I would like to see Dez Bryant take another step in his development with Laurent Robinson gone to the Jaguars, this offseason.

Bryant clearly has the skill set to be a top-five receiver in the league, but in order for that to happen, he needs to improve his route running. Romo is good at throwing to an open receiver, and if Bryant is ready, this could be a big season for the third-year receiver.

 

Getting It Done On The Back-end

I have no doubt that the Cowboys will be a very strong team up front, and Rob Ryan’s deceptive scheme should continue to create pressure, but what happens in the backfield will be a key for the Cowboys' chances of winning the division. Linebacker Sean Lee has proven to be a valuable player in pass protection and the addition of Brandon Carr should be a plus, especially in man coverage.

Hopefully, the Cowboys can land safety Mark Barron this week, because no matter how Ryan tried to re-shuffle personnel last year, he couldn’t fix a secondary that didn’t have the talent to stop respectable passing games—especially when Lee was out of the game.

Cowboys 2012 Schedule

Week

Date

Opponent

Game Time

1

Sep 5th

at Giants

8:30 PM

2

Sep 16th

at Seahawks

4:05 PM

3

Sep 23th

Buccaneers

1:00 PM

4

Oct 1st

Bears

8:30 PM

5

Bye Week

6

Oct 14th

at Ravens

1:00 PM

7

Oct 21st

at Panthers

1:00 PM

8

Oct 28th

Giants

4:15 PM

9

Nov 4th

at Falcons

8:20 PM

10

Nov 11th

at Eagles

4:15 PM

11

Nov 18th

Browns

1:00 PM

12

Nov 22nd

Redskins

4:15 PM

13

Dec 2th

Eagles

8:20 PM

14

Dec 9th

at Bengals

1:00 PM

15

Dec 16th

Steelers

4:15 PM

16

Dec 23nd

Saints

1:00 PM

17

Dec 30th

at Redskins

1:00 PM

Please Note: All Games Are East Coast Time

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