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2012 NFL Schedule: Dallas Cowboys Go Primetime For Four Games

The Dallas Cowboys start the season on a big stage - facing the Super Bowl Champion Giants - and hit the road for four of their first six games.

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The Dallas Cowboys are no stranger to a national stage, and the NFL has certainly obliged Jerry Jones' 'Boys in 2012 - in addition to their Wednesday night NFL Kickoff at the Super Bowl Champion Giants, the Cowboys will have two other NBC national games on Sunday night (at Atlanta November 4, vs. Philly December 2), plus a Monday Night Football date with Chicago October 1.

The Cowboys will also enjoy a long homestand, as they'll be in Cowboys Stadium for five of their last seven games to close the season. Here's the complete schedule:

Week/Date Opponent
Week 1 (Sept 5th) Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Week 2 (Sept 16th) Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks
Week 3 (Sept 23rd) Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys
Week 4 (Oct 1st) Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys (MNF)
Week 5 BYE
Week 6 (Oct 14th) Dallas Cowboys @ Baltimore Ravens
Week 7 (Oct 21st) Dallas Cowboys @ Carolina Panthers
Week 8 (Oct 28th) New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Week 9 (Nov 4th) Dallas Cowboys @ Atlanta Falcons (SNF)
Week 10 (Nov 11th) Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Week 11 (Nov 18th) Cleveland Browns @ Dallas Cowboys
Week 12 (Nov 22nd) Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Week 13 (Dec 2nd) Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys (SNF)
Week 14 (Dec 9th) Dallas Cowboys @ Cincinnati Bengals
Week 15 (Dec 16th) Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas Cowboys
Week 16 (Dec 23rd) New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys
Week 17 (Dec 30th) Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins

For more on the Dallas Cowboys, check out Blogging The Boys and SB Nation's NFL page.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.