The 2019 NFL Schedule is on the board, and folks in Dallas and Houston have reason to mark their calendars and go ahead and purchase tickets to Cowboys and Texans games.
Cowboys Up for Division Repeat?
The Dallas Cowboys seek to defend their NFC East Division title in 2019 with a schedule highlighted by a nice bye break between rivals, a home Thanksgiving Day game, and what could be a huge Sunday night home test.
After a four-game preseason that includes a home date with the Houston Texans, the Cowboys kick off the regular season with what has become a classic home opener with the New York Giants on Sept. 8.
They follow that with a road trip against their fierce rivals, the Washington Redskins.
The Cowboys go primetime for the first time on the slate when they travel to New Orleans for a showdown with the Saints to round out September.
The Cowpokes go into their bye week with another Sunday night game, this time hosting probably their toughest division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 20. Then they come off of the break with a big Monday night game at the Giants.
Their shortest week comes in the stretch run of the season when they face two AFC East foes. On Sunday, Nov. 24, Dallas travels to take on the defending NFL champs in New England. Then they pop right back into action on Thanksgiving Day with the 4:30 pm game at home against the Buffalo Bills.
After a big home test against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 15, the Cowboys close out the regular season schedule at the Eagles and then hosting the Redskins.
Mark this date: Oct. 20 – This Week 7 showdown with the Eagles should be a major confrontation in the Cowboys’ quest to conquer the NFC East once again.
Biggest road challenge: Nov. 24 at New England – They are the defending NFL champions.
Biggest home challenge: Dec. 15 vs. LA Rams – Coming down the stretch, the Cowboys should have a reason to win, and this will be a stern test. Tickets for this one should go fast.
Get the full schedule here.
Texans’ Target: the Colts
The Houston Texans won the AFC South Division last year, but exited the season with the bad taste of losing to division rival Indianapolis in the playoffs.
That will be a revenge date in a 2019 regular season schedule that features four primetime games, and their first ever game in London.
The Texans will have to stew – and play well – for a few weeks before that Oct. 20 rematch at Indy. Then they get another shot at the Colts at home on Thursday Night Football on Nov. 21.
That London game in Week 9, is against another division rival, the Jacksonville Jaguars. That takes them into their bye week.
Later, the Texans make a stretch run highlighted by three consecutive home games, including two primetime matchups – the Colts Thursday night outing, and the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 13, Dec. 1. The Texans’ third in the home stand ends with a matchup against the Denver Broncos on December 8.
They close out the division season at Tennessee on Week 15 and at home against the Titans on Dec. 29.
Mark this date: Nov. 21 – Not only is this primetime, and home with Indy, but it is a short week, having a road game with Baltimore the Sunday before. If the Texans got gut, we’ll know it then.
Biggest road challenge: Oct. 13 at Kansas City – This may be the most hostile environment the Texans will have to face, and of course the Chiefs are good.
Biggest home challenge: Dec. 1 vs New England – The Texans will be coming off the big Indy game when the defending champions hit town. The good news – Houston will have some extra rest.
Get the full schedule here.