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Dallas Cowboys 2022 schedule: Here's who they're playing and when

The Cowboys will have the 12th-most travel miles in 2022, logging 19,566 miles covering 14 time zones.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Are you ready for some football, Cowboy Nation? 

America's Team released its full 2022 season schedule on Thursday night, so now we know who they're playing, where they'll play and when.

Even though the Cowboys haven't been to the Super Bowl since the mid-1990s, the team's social media department has taken full advantage of their own "Super Bowl."

“Schedule release for us is kind of our Super Bowl in the digital sports club world,” said Derek Eagleton, the Dallas Cowboys' vice president for media and programming.

The Cowboys had one of the league's top videos last year with rapper Post Malone delivering the schedule as “The Postman” to Jerry Jones. It also included cameos from quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. 

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, and singer/rapper Post Malone take a break between takes for the 2021 Dallas Cowboys schedule release video at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Friday, April 8, 2021.

Dallas will be opening their season at home against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night. Tickets are already on sale.

Dallas fans will also welcome "the Commanders" for the very first time. And Dallas will take its shot at knocking off the defending Super Bowl champion Rams. 

The 2022 opponents are as follows: Eagles (home, away), Commanders (home, away), Giants (home, away), Bears (home), Lions (home), Texans (home), Colts (home), Buccaneers (home), Bengals (home), Packers (away), Jaguars (away), Titans (away), Vikings (away), Rams (away).

A look at the 2022 Dallas Cowboys

Dallas won the NFC East in 2021 and look to become the first team to win the division in back-to-back seasons since the Eagles won four straight from 2001 to 2004. The Cowboys' offseason featured a number of losses to free agency, including wide receiver Amari Cooper (Cleveland Browns), defensive end Randy Gregory (Denver Broncos) and offensive tackle La'El Collins (Cincinnati Bengals). 

In the draft, the Cowboys sent its first three picks on those positions, drafting offensive tackle Tyler Smith from Tulsa (1st round), defensive end Sam Williams from Ole Miss (2nd round) and wide receiver Jalen Tolbert from South Alabama (3rd round). Here's a look at the full 2022 Cowboys draft class.

Prescott, Elliot, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup return as the offense's arsenal of weapons. On the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys enter year two under defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, led by the reigning defensive rookie of the year in Micah Parsons and the league's interception leader in Trevon Diggs.

2022 Dallas Cowboys schedule

Here is a look at the schedule, so far. All times are CT.

  • Week 1 – Tampa Bay (Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7:20 p.m.)
  • Week 2 – Cincinnati (Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3:25 p.m.)
  • Week 3 – at New York Giants (Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:15 p.m.)
  • Week 4 – Washington (Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12 p.m.)
  • Week 5 – at Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3:25 p.m.)
  • Week 6 – at Philadelphia (Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7:20 p.m.)
  • Week 7 – Detroit (Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m.)
  • Week 8 – Chicago (Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12 p.m.)
  • Week 9 – BYE
  • Week 10 – at Green Bay (Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3:25 p.m.)
  • Week 11 – at Minnesota (Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3:25 p.m.)
  • Week 12 – New York Giants (Thursday, Nov. 24 at 3:30 p.m.) 
  • Week 13 – Indianapolis (Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:20 p.m.) 
  • Week 14 – Houston (Sunday, Dec. 11 at 12 p.m.)
  • Week 15 – at Jacksonville (Sunday, Dec. 18 at 12 p.m.)
  • Week 16 – Philadelphia (Saturday, Dec. 24 at 3:25 p.m.)
  • Week 17 – at Tennessee (Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7:15 p.m.)
  • Week 18 – at Washington (Jan. 6/7 at TBD)

The Cowboys will incur 12th-most travel miles during 2022 season, WFAA reported. The team will log 19,566 miles covering 14 time zones. Every year, the performance from teams year-to-year varies, but based on the 2021 combined opponent winning percentage, the Cowboys have the easiest schedule in the NFL. Their 2022 opponents were 133-155-1 (.462).

Key matchups

The Cowboys will be welcoming Tom Brady and the Buccaneers to AT&T Stadium to open their season on Sunday Night Football. Tampa Bay will be looking to make another Super Bowl run with the G.O.A.T back at quarterback after he retired and unretired during the offseason.

Another tough matchup awaits Dallas right after Week 1 with a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, which made it to last season's Super Bowl.

The Cowboys will then head to New York on Week 3 for their first NFC East matchup against the Giants on Monday Night Football.

On Week 5, Dallas will look to knock off the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.

Fast forward to the annual Thanksgiving Day game, the Cowboys will host their division rival, the Giants, on Nov. 24 in the usual 3:30 p.m. slot.

On Week 14, a good ol' fashioned Texas matchup is on deck. The Cowboys will host the Houston Texans for a Sunday noon game.

Dallas will close out the season with two road games, the first against the Tennessee Titans and the last at the Washington Commanders.

Oddly enough, the Cowboys' final regular season game time has not yet been officially set. The game will occur on either Jan. 6 or Jan. 7.

Where can I get Cowboys tickets? 

You can find more information on where to get tickets on the Dallas Cowboys website here.