Cowboys 2024 schedule: Week 11 Brother Bowl highlights must-watch games this season

We’ve known for a while now who the Dallas Cowboys will be facing in 2024, but not when and where. With the scheduled release last Wednesday, we now have the answers as to who the Cowboys will be playing at home and away this year and when their bye week will be.

While looking at the Cowboys schedule in May is fun and all, it’s also almost the same as looking into a crystal ball trying to predict the future. The point is, no one can predict Dallas’ win/loss record with any kind of certainty right now. Just look at last year in Week 3. Did anyone see the Cowboys losing to the Cardinals?

Instead of looking at the Cowboys 2024 schedule in the mindset of wins and losses, it may be more fun to focus on the must-watch games this season. While every matchup in the 17-game season is important for Dallas, there are a handful that seem to stand out above the rest. Today, we are going to take a look at the ones we’ll be watching more closely.

Week 1: @ Cleveland Browns (September 8)

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Tyler Guyton versus Myles Garrett, the schedule makers didn’t do the Dallas Cowboys first-round pick any favors. Tyron Smith’s replacement at LT will be tested by one of the best, if not the best, pass rushers in the league from the get-go. All eyes will be on him to see how he holds up. This will be somewhat of a measuring stick game for him, whether he is able to hold his own or not. It could give us a hint how well he’ll play this year.

Week 6: Detroit Lions (October 13)

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Detroit is probably still feeling a little cheated/salty from the way a controversial call ended up helping the Cowboys to a win last year. You can bet they have this matchup circled on the calendar. Despite that though, that didn’t keep the organization from making a first-round trade with the Cowboys. Thanks to those picks, Dallas was pretty much able to rebuild their o-line in one fell swoop with the selections of Tyler Guyton and Cooper Beebe.

Week 8: @ San Francisco 49ers (October 27)

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Coming off their bye week, the Cowboys will have extra time to prepare for a 49ers team they can’t seem to overcome. Will it be enough? Who knows, but Dallas, at the very least, should already be in mid-season form with all of the early-season rust hopefully worn off by then. They will be looking to get a little a revenge against the team that ended their 2021 and 2022 playoff hopes and also embarrassed them 42-10 last year in Week 5.

Week 11: Houston Texans (November 18)

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Stefon Diggs versus Trevon Diggs, the brother against brother matchup that makes this interstate rivalry all the more interesting as a much-watch game this season. Which Diggs brother will get the better of the other? If that wasn’t enough, the Texans went from one of the worst teams to a playoff team in 2023, and look to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the league. This Week 11 matchup will also be the end to a grueling six-game stretch for Dallas.

Week 17: @ Philadelphia Eagles (December 29)

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There hasn’t been a back-to-back NFC East division champ since the early 2000s and may not be again in 2024. This Week 17 matchup between the Cowboys and Eagles could end up being the deciding factor as to who ends up winning the division. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if these two teams are neck and neck once again at this point in the season. With playoff seeding potentially on the line, this definitely shapes up as a must watch game.


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