A club record seven nationally televised games will highlight the Dallas Cowboys 2007 regular season schedule. Dallas' national games will be played on NBC, ESPN, CBS and the NFL Network. Last season, the Cowboys participated in the highest rated regular season games on CBS, NBC, ESPN, Fox and the NFL Network.
Dallas entered the 2006 season with six national TV games and added a seventh when the December home game against New Orleans was moved to primetime (NBC) under the NFL's flex-scheduling policy.
"The national television games only add to the anticipation that we have for the upcoming season," said Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones. "We've never had this many national games before. It is an honor to be considered for that type of exposure, and it reinforces our desire to get the job done on the field."
The 2007 regular season opens on Sept. 9 when the Cowboys host the N.Y. Giants on the Sunday night primetime game on NBC, the first of three Sunday night appearances. The Cowboys will also play on NBC in road games at Chicago (Sept. 23) and at Philadelphia (Nov. 4). This will mark the first time Dallas will open the season against a division opponent since 2000 when they hosted Philadelphia. Dallas will travel to Miami (Sept. 16) for only the fourth time in club history, the last trip coming in 1996. Dallas will then face the Bears (Sept. 23) on Sunday night football - marking their first trip to Solider Field since 1998. Dallas will return home to host the St. Louis Rams (Sept. 30).
Dallas will return to Monday Night Football, on ESPN, in an October 8 match-up in Buffalo. The Cowboys will host back-to-back home games against the New England Patriots (Oct. 14) and the Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 21) before enjoying their bye week (Oct. 28).
The Cowboys will take on their three division opponents following their bye, traveling to Philadelphia (Nov. 4) and to the N.Y. Giants (Nov. 11) and then hosting the Washington Redskins (Nov. 18). The traditional Thanksgiving Day game with the Jets (Nov. 22), who will be making the second Thanksgiving Day appearance in franchise history when they visit Texas Stadium, will precede a pair of late season NFL Network games: Green Bay (Thursday, Nov. 29 at home) and at Carolina (Dec. 22). The Green Bay game will mark the first time that the Cowboys will play a game seven days after the Thanksgiving Day game.
The Cowboys will travel to Detroit (Dec. 9), the seventh straight year the Cowboys have faced the Lions. They will host their final regular season home game against the Eagles (Dec. 16). Dallas will travel to Carolina (Dec. 22) for the third straight year. The Cowboys close the regular season at Washington (Dec. 30).
2007 DALLAS COWBOYS SCHEDULE
Sunday September 9 NEW YORK GIANTS 7:15 pm NBC
Sunday September 16 at Miami 4:05 pm FOX
Sunday September 23 at Chicago 7:15 pm NBC
Sunday September 30 ST. LOUIS RAMS Noon FOX
Monday October 8 at Buffalo 8:30 pm ESPN
Sunday October 14 NEW ENGLAND 3:15 pm CBS
Sunday October 21 MINNESOTA Noon FOX
Sunday October 28 BYE WEEK
Sunday November 4 at Philadelphia 8:15 pm NBC
Sunday November 11 at New York Giants 4:15 pm FOX
Sunday November 18 WASHINGTON Noon FOX
Thursday November 22 NEW YORK JETS 3:15 pm CBS
Thursday November 29 GREEN BAY 7:15 pm NFL
Sunday December 9 at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX
Sunday December 16 PHILADELPHIA 3:15 pm FOX
Saturday December 22 at Carolina 8:15 pm NFL
Sunday December 30 at Washington 1:00 pm FOX