Nearly every Dallas Cowboys game will be on national television this season

The Cowboys will face a schedule that has a winning percentage just a bit lower than Denver's and by the looks of it, they may have the toughest December in the National Football League schedule overall. Though, it in no way compares to what we saw with the likes of Rolando McClain, Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence last spring.

Last season, the Cowboys finished 13-3 and were awarded a first round bye in the playoffs, but lost their first game to the Packers on a field goal as time expired.

This NFL season will be a very interesting 16 regular-season games.

Newly minted CBS color commentator Tony Romo will likely see his old Dallas Cowboys teammates twice this season.

The player was a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 by the New York Jets before being waived the following year while on injured reserve for a shoulder injury. The Giants will also have played Dallas in Week 1 in four of the last five seasons. Among the highlights: a Week 1 home game against the New York Giants which has become an annual season-opening tradition in recent years.

Wentz looked like a seasoned veteran through the first month of his rookie season before playing more like a rookie the rest of the year. A four-game suspension means this has nothing to do with drug testing starting for this year.

The Cowboys lead the world in appearances on the NBC Sunday Night Football package, which contractually includes the annual Thursday night season "kickoff" game and the Thanksgiving night game.

In addition, the Giants reappear on Thanksgiving Day against division foe, Washington. They will have their bye in Week 8. In my mind, the Giants would be in pretty good shape if they can somehow be 4-2 after six weeks.

As for Houston, they also start with a divisional opponent at home in Week 1 against Jacksonville. Sure it's tough in the fact they play four of their first six on the road, but when you consider three of their final four are at home, it evens things out.

Dak Prescott drops back to pass against the Bengals last October.

  • Stacy Allen