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2013 Dallas Cowboys Football Schedule NFL Preview-Prediction

Updated on July 2, 2017

2013 Dallas Cowboys Football Schedule-Monday Night Football-Sunday Night Football-Thanksgiving Day Football

2013 Dallas Cowboys NFL Football Schedule
2013 Dallas Cowboys NFL Football Schedule

2013 Dallas Cowboys Football Schedule

The Dallas Cowboys 2013 regular season football schedule will have the Cowboys opening and closing the NFL season with home games against NFC East division rivals. The bye week will be in week 11. The schedule has the Cowboys playing four of the first six games at home. The Cowboys will try to get off to a fast start to begin the 2013 football season.

The Dallas Cowboys will have the six NFC East divisional games and will face the AFC West teams Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers as their inter-conference opponents. The Cowboys will face the NFC North teams; Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings as well as the New Orleans Saints and Saint Louis Rams to complete the NFL 2013 schedule.

The Dallas Cowboys will also have 4 Prime Time TV football games. The Cowboys will have a scheduled game on Monday Night Football, three games on Sunday Night Football and Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys open their 2013 NFL football season on Sunday Night football game against the New York Giants at Cowboy Stadium.

Thanksgiving Day football will have the Oakland Raiders at Dallas for this holiday TV game day line-up. The Cowboys defeated the Raiders 24-7 four years ago in the Thanksgiving Day game..

Monday Sunday Night Football Schedule

Sunday Night Football

Week 1 Sep 08 7:30 pm NBC

New York Giants

Week 6 Oct. 13 7:30 pm NBC

Washington Redskins

Week 10 Nov 10 7:30 pm NBC

at New Orleans Saints

Monday Night Football

Week 14 Dec 09 7:40 pm ESPN

at Chicago Bears

2013 Monday Night Football Schedule-Sunday Night Football Schedule

The Dallas Cowboys will be featured in four Prime Time TV football games. The Cowboys will open the NFL Football Season facing division rival New York Giants, on September 8th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. central time, at Cowboy Stadium in the Sunday Night Football game schedule on NBC.

The Dallas Cowboys will host the Washington Redskins in Week 6, October 13th and travel to the New Orleans Saints in Week 10 on November 10th for two more Sunday Night Football games.

The Cowboys will be featured in one Monday Night football scheduled game at Chicago to face the Bears. The Cowboys visit the Bears in Week 14, December 9th, in the 7:40 pm game on ESPN.

2013 Dallas Cowboys Football Schedule-TV-Game Times

NFL Regular Season Schedule

Week 1 Sep 08 7:30 pm NBC NY Giants (Sunday Night Football)

Week 2 Sep 15 12:00 pm FOX at Kansas City

Week 3 Sep 22 12:00 pm FOX St Louis Rams

Week 4 Sep 29 3:25 pm FOX at San Diego Chargers

Week 5 Oct. 06 3:25 pm CBS Denver Broncos

Week 6 Oct. 13 7:30 pm NBC Washington Redskins (Sunday Night Football)

Week 7 Oct 20 12:00 pm FOX at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 8 Oct 27 12:00 pm FOX at Detroit Lions

Week 9 Nov 03 12:00 pm FOX Minnesota Vikings

Week 10 Nov 10 7:30 pm NBC at New Orleans Saints (Sunday Night Football)

Week 11 Nov 17 -BYE Week-

Week 12 Nov 24 3:25 pm FOX at NY Giants

Week 13 Nov 28 3:30 pm CBS Oakland Raiders (Thanksgiving Day)

Week 14 Dec 09 7:40 pm ESPN at Chicago Bears (Monday Night Football)

Week 15 Dec 15 3:25 pm FOX Green Bay Packers

Week 16 Dec 22 12:00 pm FOX at Washington Redskins

Week 17 Dec 29 12:00 pm FOX Philadelphia Eagles

Thursday Football Schedule-Thanksgiving Day Football

Week 13 Nov 28 3:30 pm CBS Oakland Raiders (Thanksgiving Day)

Dallas Cowboys Offense 2013

Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten lead the Dallas Cowboys offense.
Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten lead the Dallas Cowboys offense.

2013 Dallas Cowboys Preview Pre-Draft

Tony Romo has been signed to a long-term contract. Romo has to now deliver and show he is worth the money. Dez Bryant had a break-out second half of the 2012 season and could have an even bigger season this year with the schedule.

The running game is still a weakness, even with DeMarco Murray. He still has not made it through a 16 game schedule. The Cowboys need to add a power runner through the NFL draft to split time with Murray in an attempt to keep him healthy.

The receiver position is solid with Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten. Dewayne Harris looks ready to make a claim as the third receiver.

The offensive line is the number one need for the Cowboys. The line must be able to protect Tony Romo and open holes for the running game. The Cowboys were not active in the free agency period and should use the draft and make a trade for players for the offensive line.

The defense will go through an overhaul with Monte Kiffin as the new defensive coach. The Cowboys still need more pass rushing ability from the outside. More depth in the secondary could help against opponents deep passing threat.

Dallas Cowboys Keys to Success

1. Offensive Line- use the Draft and/or make a trade.

2. Running Game- draft a power runner or break away runner in the draft. Give Murray back-up and split the carries to lighten his load and maybe he will make it through the season.

3. Play Caller- Jason Garrett needs to coach the team instead of trying to call plays at the same time.

4. Game Time Discipline- keep the players focused on the game during the game. If a player is not playing well, bench him and insert another player who wants to play.

NFC East Conference

Dallas Cowboys in the NFC EAST

Where will the Dallas Cowboys place in the NFC East Division

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NFC East Prediction Standings 2013

The 2013 NFC East Division race could be a battle with all four teams this season. The New York Giants will try to regain the East title after missing the NFL playoffs last season. The Washington Redskins are on the verge of taking control of the division if Robert Griffin III (RG3) can return from his leg injury healthy.

The Dallas Cowboys have rebuilt their coaching staff around Jason Garrett and signed Tony Romo to a long-term contract. Dez Bryant finally lived up to expectation in the final half of the season. The Philadelphia Eagles have a new head coach, Chip Kelley, who will bring his fast-break style of offense into the NFL.

The NFL Draft should bring in some new talent to upgrade each team where needed. It is still early, but here are the pre-draft NFC East division prediction for the 2013 NFL football season. Predictions could change after the draft and potential trades before the season begins.

1. New York Giants

2. Washington Redskins

3. Dallas Cowboys

4. Philadelphia Eagles


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    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      7 years ago from Arkansas

      The defense is looking better already. Offense will get more efficient. The key for Dallas is if their defense can hold up, especially in the secondary.

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      7 years ago from Kalamazoo MI

      This is the year Dallas shows their teeth. Romo and Dez looked great at the end of 2012 season. The 4-3 will be the biggest change though.

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      9 years ago from Arkansas

      Hello Rickey. I am also a life-long fan of the Cowboys. The defense has stepped it up this year. The Offensive play calling needs to get better and the Cowboys could be a real force in the NFC.

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      Rickey Hodges 

      9 years ago

      I am a long time fan and I want to see my cowboys do well this season. I feel they have a great shot at making the super bowl this year. If they play up to their abilities.

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      Hello Tammy and thanks for your response. The Cowboys have not had the season expected for sure. Jason Garrett got his first win as interim Head Coach. I am not convinced he is up to the job as a full time head coach. It was good to see some life in the players against the NY Giants. Hopefully it will continue.

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      Tammy L 

      10 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      As a Steelers fan living in Dallas, I am rarely asked for my opinion of the Cowboys. At 2-7, they are not mathematically out of it yet. It didn't take me long to notice a definite improvement in the team's attitude and effort during Jason Garrett's first game as head coach. Do I honestly think the Cowboys will be in the playoffs? Not really.

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      Hey Steve. The first thing Jerry Jones should do is check his own EGO at the door. He should hire a real GM who knows NFL football. Firing Wade could be an immediate help to save face with the fans.

      Ticket prices/parking...I can't afford to attend a game anymore.

      You are right...JJ got lucky after he bought the team. He had Jimmy Johnson who was perfect for that team. JJ's ego grew too big and Jimmy had to go! JJ wanted all the Credit for the team.

      The Dallas Cowboy foundation is not solid in the leadership. Dallas Cowboy fans want and deserve a team that hold to the rich tradition of a winning franchise. That is Not right now! It is shameful and embarrassing to all fans.

      The HC I think now is at #6. There has to be a #7!!!

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      Steve from pa 

      10 years ago

      Hey Michael why does Dallas deserve more...Cause the residents of that county that the new stadium is in got it rammed down their throats..the over priced tickets bear and parking..You and 1million other fans have been beleiving the Jerry Jones hype since 89..That Jerry has the money to keep the Cowboys viable in the sports media even though they have won one playoff game in 12 years...ONE PLAYOFF GAME IN 12 years..wake up and smell the reality...Jerry is a horrible football person but great business man and Dallas peaked at the right time last year..but are no one year removed from having a double digit loss year..That doesn't happen to good playoff teams that have a sound foundation...guess its time for Jerry to play musical coaches again...HOw many is that in 10 years..4 or 5?

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      Green Bay embarrasses Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys "quit" early in the game. You could see the lost in space look on the Head Coach.

      Jerry Jones has to fire Wade Phillips Now! Not later. It Will Only get worse.

      Do the Cowboy fans deserve a 1-15 humiliating season just so Jerry Jones cannot admit his huge mistake at keeping this coaching staff intact this year??? NO! We deserve more Mr. Jones!

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      The Cowboys are already on "Life Support." A loss Monday Night to the New York Giants will basically bury the Dallas Cowboys 2010 NFL Football Season.

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      Cowboy Kenny 

      10 years ago

      I hope the next game will be better for them.

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      I am with you bubbles. The team plain was set up to get Dez Bryant involved. Plays should have been called for "sure" playmakers in a game like this one. Roy Williams had a great game I thought. What a shame for him personally to make the game winning catch just to have it called back by a dumb penalty. Colombo has to get back into the line-up!!!

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      10 years ago

      I'm not impressed with Dez Bryant, give me my Felix Jones, Marion Barber, Jason Witten, or Smilin'Miles Austin any day. Patrick Creighton, Tashad Choice and Roy Williams can do that well also. The boys defense is really great and the offense just needs to get back to business. I live in arkansas and follow the former hog players and want them all to play for dallas. I just wish DMac could have gone to dallas. I cant say enough greatness about Ware, Brookings, Spencer, and the rest of the team. I think that they could end up in the Super Bowl,right there in dallas, they just need to back to the game and use the tried and true players instead of letting newbies lose ground for us. Romo is a great qb and seems to have moved to the next level in is job. I will be relieved when Colombo returns.To score in the last 3 seconds of the washington game and to have it called back due to a holding penalty, what a dissapointment.Romo moved the team fast in position and scored all for a holding call. oh well lets beat chicago tomorrow, Go Cowboys!!

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks Maita. It is early in the season. The opening weekend is always filled with upsets and surprises. I know the Cowboys have to get Colombo healed and back in the starting line-up.

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      10 years ago from US

      Hi Michael, I hope the next game will be better for them, lest they will be contenders in the East. And it is just too early right now to see if they are into the Super Bowl, lots of powered up other teams as well. Nice one, Thank you, Maita

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      Welcome to Hubpages ThinKing. It was hard as a Cowboy Fan to Not predict the 'Boys to win the Super Bowl. When writing an article I always try to be as unbiased as possible. I just took the facts I found, analysis and made the prediction. I will definitely be cheering the Cowboys for the Super Bowl and do hope they win it!

      And Jerry Jones does and will have a larger influence on this team.

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      10 years ago

      I'm new here at hubpages, enjoyed your hub. Big Giants fan. Very interesting that you have the Boys losing in the Super Bowl. I would think that's hard for a fan to say. Also, find interesting that you think Jerry Jones has such an impact on the team. I would want that coming from the coach. Should be a fun year, especially watching Wade Phillips. He either looks so confused and depressed or he hops around giddy with excitement. The opposite of Andy Reid.

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      You are right about the NFC East being a battle this year superbowlsaints. Dallas will win the East and hopefully all the battle-testing games will give them the edge in the playoffs.

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      10 years ago

      Great info, well done! I am a diehard Saints fan, not a bandwagoner, a true fan for more than 20 years. I think the Cowboys have a great shot at making a deep playoff run, but the schedule is pretty brutal. The NFC East will be an absolute battle this year, especially with the Redskins being improved, cant wait for football season!

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      I think New Orleans has every thing they need to repeat as Super Bowl Champs, but it is so much harder to even return to the Super Bowl after getting that target on your backs.

      Teams have had time since last season to study tapes more to plan defenses.

      Minnesota will go as far as Favre carries them. Favre is a year older and he had the best year of his career. I think this year will be the year he starts to slip.

      These are the thoughts behind my placing Dallas in the Super Bowl, as well as...Jerry Jones!!! This man will be the major motivator with the Super Bowl being played in Cowboy Stadium.

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      10 years ago

      Great job on the hub. But in my opinion, the only real difference in this years team over last appears to be Dez Bryant. I don't think it's enough to push the Cowboys into the Super Bowl with the Saints and Vikings being good again.

    • Michael Willis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Willis 

      10 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks Shari!!! I am sooo ready for NFL Football to begin. I am also on the Dallas Cowboys Facebook page and have been reading about the training camp this past weekend. From what I hear about Dez Bryant, he will be an instant impact player. He was reported to make several one-handed spectacular catches. The "Boys have not had that since Michael Irvin.

      I use Microsoft PowerPoint for the helmet divider bars. It is very easy.

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      10 years ago from New York, NY

      Great Hub as always and I am right here on the sidelines waiting with great anticipation till the season starts. Loved seeing Romo interviews at the opening of training camp this past weekend. I wish I had better news to report on my NY Giants in that they might give the Boys a run for there money in the division but I am afraid that nothing is really going on for the Giants. Now dont get me wrong as I still will be cheering them on . especially come Mon night when the Boys meet up with the Giants! Redskins and McNabb may have something in store for the Boys but overall I think the Boys will have no trouble taking the NFC east . .but then again we both know that this division is the hardest and the best in the whole league.

      Great Hub. Rated up, useful and AWESOME!!

      p.s. i love your little helmut dividers ;)


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