Dallas Cowboys 2010 Opponents: Analysis and Schedule Predictions

Jonathan Bales@thecowboystimesAnalyst IApril 16, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 03:  Sydney Durso of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders performs at Cowboys Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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We know which teams the Cowboys will play in 2010, just not when they will play them.  The official schedule does not come out for five days but we have analysis of each Dallas’ opponent below, including a few schedule predictions.

Division

NYG, @NYG: These games are always a battle. There is a rumor the Giants will host the Cowboys in their new stadium in Week 1 providing a chance for payback.

PHI, @PHI: The Cowboys obviously clipped the Eagles wings three times last season, but the 2010 Philly team will be a much different version than the ‘09 edition.

WSH, @WSH: The new-look Redskins may not be such an easy win this year. With six extremely difficult division games, Dallas would probably do well just to go 4-2.

Conference

CHI: We predict this game will be on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys will likely play a non-division NFC opponent, leaving Chicago, Detroit, and New Orleans as the only options.  Detroit has its own Turkey Day game and the NFL will likely save the N.O. matchup.

DET: One of the Cowboys few “automatic” games, the Lions could act as a buffer between division opponents.

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NO: The Cowboys play the NFC’s other 2009 division winners in 2010. The Saints will likely have revenge on their minds, but at least Dallas gets them at home.

Find analysis of the rest of the Cowboys' opponents here.