Do the Cowboys play today? NFL schedule for Dallas’ next game after Week 9 bye

Given the turmoil the Cowboys endured early on, it’s fair to characterize Dallas’ first eight games as a major success.

The Cowboys seemed to be in serious trouble after losing Dak Prescott in Week 1 on the heels of Tyron Smith’s long-term injury, but they’ve since won six of their last seven games. The defense has been tremendous, and Prescott’s return has helped spark the offense.

The Cowboys (6-2) have momentum on their side right now, but the NFC East isn’t making their path easy. Dallas trails the undefeated Eagles by two games plus, at least for now, a tiebreaker. The Giants, also 6-2, are battling for second in the division.

Here’s what you need to know about the Cowboys’ schedule going forward.

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Do the Cowboys play today?

The Cowboys are on their bye in Week 9 and will not play this weekend. Dallas fans might not want their team to take a week off given how well they’ve played recently, but the Cowboys are coming up on an extremely important stretch of their schedule.

Dallas’ next three opponents are the Packers, Vikings, and Giants, with two of those three games coming on the road. The Vikings and Giants are both up to six wins, while the Packers at Lambeau Field seem to always be a challenge even in a down year.

The Cowboys are also using their bye week to get Ezekiel Elliott back to full health. Elliott missed Week 8 with a knee injury and is expected to return for Dallas’ Week 10 matchup with Green Bay.

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Dallas Cowboys schedule

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV channel
1 Sept. 11 vs. Buccaneers (SNF) 8:20 pm ET NBC
2 Sept. 18 vs. Bengals 4:25 pm ET CBS
3 Sept. 26 at Giants (MNF) 7:15 pm ET ESPN/ABC
4 October 2 vs. Commanders 1 pm ET Fox
5 October 9 at Rams 4:25 pm ET Fox
6 October 16 at Eagles (SNF) 8:20 pm ET NBC
7 October 23 vs. Lions 1 pm ET CBS
8 October 30 vs. Bears 1 pm ET Fox
9 Nov. 6 BYE
10 Nov. 13 at Packers 4:25 pm ET Fox
11 Nov. 20 at Vikings 4:25 pm ET CBS
12 Nov. 24 vs. Giants (Thanksgiving) 4:30 pm ET Fox
13 December 4 vs. Colts (SNF) 8:20 pm ET NBC
14 December 11 vs. Texans 1 pm ET Fox
15 December 18 at Jaguars 1 pm ET Fox
16 December 24 vs. Eagles 4:25 p.m Fox
17 December 29 at Titans (TNF) 8:15 pm ET Prime Video
18 Jan. 7/8 at Commanders TBD TBD

NFL schedule Week 9

The Cowboys and five other teams won’t be playing in Week 9, but there are still some games Dallas fans will want to keep an eye on as the playoff push approaches.

Vikings vs. Commanders, Seahawks vs. Cardinals, and Rams vs. Buccaneers will all impact the NFC playoff race, while Packers vs. Lions will give the Cowboys a look at what’s to come next week in Green Bay.

Below is the full schedule for Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season.

Week 9

Game Kickoff time TV channel
Eagles vs. Texans 8:15 pm ET Amazon
Game Kickoff time TV channel
Chargers vs. Falcons 1 pm ET Fox
Dolphins vs. Bears 1 pm ET CBS
Panthers vs. Bengals 1 pm ET Fox
Packers vs. Lions 1 pm ET Fox
Raiders vs. Jaguars 1 pm ET CBS
Colts vs. Patriots 1 pm ET CBS
Bills vs. Jets 1 pm ET CBS
Vikings vs. Commanders 1 pm ET Fox
Seahawks vs. Cardinals 4:05 pm ET Fox
Rams vs. Buccaneers 4:25 pm ET CBS
Titans vs. Chiefs 8:20 pm ET NBC
Game Kickoff time TV channel
Ravens vs. Saints 8:15 pm ET ESPN

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