Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by The Insider

The 2013 Dallas Cowboys Schedule includes a fantastic slate of home game at Cowboys Stadium.  In addition to the regular season home opener against Eli Manning and the NY Giants on Sunday Night Football (Sept 8th), the schedule includes visits from:  Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (Oct. 6th); RGIII and the Washington Redskins in another prime time Sunday Night Football matchup (Oct 13th); phenomenal running back Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (Nov. 3rd); and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (Dec 15th).  The Thanksgiving Day opponent is the Oakland Raiders, and Cowboys Stadium is also the site of the regular season finale versus the division rival Philadelphia Eagles on Dec 29th. 

PRESEASON (all kickoffs Dallas time)
Sun., Aug. 4: vs. Miami Dolphins- @ Canton, Ohio (Hall of Fame Game); 7pm (NBC)

Fri., Aug. 9: @ Oakland Raiders; 9pm (KTVT/CBS 11)

Sat., Aug. 17: @ Arizona Cardinals; 3:30pm (KTVT/CBS 11)

Sat., Aug. 24: CINCINNATI BENGALS; 7pm (KTVT/CBS 11)

Thurs., Aug. 29: HOUSTON TEXANS; 7pm (KTVT/CBS 11)

Sun., Sept. 8: NY GIANTS; 7:30pm (Sunday Night Football, NBC)

Sun., Sept. 15: @ Kansas City Chiefs; 12pm (FOX)

Sun., Sept. 22: ST. LOUIS RAMS; 12pm (FOX)

Sun., Sept. 29: @ San Diego Chargers; 3:25pm (FOX)

Sun., Oct. 6: DENVER BRONCOS; 3:25pm (CBS)

Sun., Oct. 13: WASHINGTON REDSKINS; 7:30pm (Sunday Night Football, NBC)

Sun., Oct. 20: @ Philadelphia Eagles; 12pm (FOX)

Sun., Oct. 27: @ Detroit Lions; 12pm (FOX)

Sun., Nov. 3: MINNESOTA VIKINGS; 12pm (FOX)

Sun., Nov. 10: @ New Orleans Saints; 7:30pm (Sunday Night Football, NBC)

Sun., Nov. 17 BYE

Sun., Nov. 24: @ N.Y. Giants; 3:25pm (FOX)

Thurs., Nov. 28: OAKLAND RAIDERS; 3:30pm(Thanksgiving Day, CBS)

Mon., Dec. 9: @ Chicago Bears; 7:40pm (Monday Night Football, ESPN)

Sun., Dec. 15: GREEN BAY PACKERS; 3:25pm (FOX)*

Sun., Dec. 22: @ Washington Redskins; 12pm (FOX)*

Sun., Dec. 29: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES; 12pm (FOX)*

Home Games in BOLD

* Game times and television broadcasts are subject to change due to flex scheduling.


Individual tickets to 2013 Dallas Cowboys home games are not available until late-summer, but season tickets can be purchased throughout the year.  For season ticket information, link here:  http://cowboys.c1ms.com/


Five national television appearances highlight the Dallas Cowboys upcoming season. The Cowboys schedule currently features four games that are going to be broadcast nationally in primetime, including two from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The Cowboys will also play five games against four different teams that qualified for the 2012 playoffs (Denver, Green Bay, Minnesota and Washington).


In addition to the two primetime games at Cowboys Stadium on NBC and the club’s annual Thanksgiving Day national appearance against Oakland on CBS this year, the Cowboys will make two more national appearances, one on NBC’s Sunday Night Football and one on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Dallas’ appearance on Monday night this season will be the club’s 75th time on Monday Night Football (second most in NFL history behind Miami’s 78). No NFL team has won more MNF games than the 43 that have been won by the Cowboys.


The 2013 regular season opens for Dallas on Sept. 8 when the Cowboys host the N.Y. Giants on Sunday night. This season is the first time Dallas will open at home since 2007 and just the fifth time since 2000. It is also the fourth straight season the Cowboys will open the season in primetime. Dallas hits the road for a Week 2 bout at Kansas City at noon on Sept. 15. The Cowboys host St. Louis at noon on Sept. 22 before closing out the first month of the season in San Diego at 3:25 on Sept. 29.


Dallas opens October with consecutive home games, first hosting Denver at 3:25 on Oct. 6, followed by a Sunday night game against Washington on Oct. 13. The Cowboys finish the month on the road with noon contests at Philadelphia on Oct. 20 followed by one in Detroit on Oct. 27.

November opens at home on Nov. 3 against Minnesota with a noon bout, followed by the club’s last scheduled Sunday night game with a match up at New Orleans on Nov. 10. Dallas will then enjoy its bye week on Nov. 17 – the latest bye for the team since the club’s Dec. 9 off week in 1990. Coming off the break, the Cowboys will head to the N.Y. Giants at 3:25 on Nov. 24, followed by its annual Thanksgiving Day game – this year on CBS against Oakland at 3:30.

The final month of the season opens with a Monday night kickoff in Chicago on Dec. 9, then a home game against Green Bay on Dec. 15. Dallas will head to Washington on Dec. 22, then finish off the regular season at home against Philadelphia. This season is the first since 1998 that the Cowboys will open and close the season at home.