The Dallas Cowboys will play five games at Cowboys Stadium in a span of six weeks before its regular-season finale at Washington, but four road games in five weeks before that.
The Cowboys already knew they were playing in the NFL's kickoff game Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the New York Giants. The NFL released its full schedule Tuesday night.
The Super Bowl champion Giants host the Cowboys in the first Wednesday NFL game since 1948; the league moved the game to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama's Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention. The game will be on NBC.
They'll have 10 days between the season opener and their next game, Sept. 16 at Seattle. The first home game is Sept. 23 against Tampa Bay, followed a week later by a Monday night home game against Chicago on Oct. 1.
The bye week is Oct. 7.
The NFC East rival Redskins play at Dallas on Thanksgiving, potentially with Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III from Baylor at quarterback.
Dallas Cowboys 2012 Regular Season Schedule
|Wed., Sept. 5||@ N.Y. Giants (NBC)||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 16||@ Seattle (FOX)||3:05 p.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 23||TAMPA BAY (FOX)||Noon|
|Mon., Oct. 1||CHICAGO (ESPN)||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., Oct. 7||BYE|
|Sun., Oct. 14||@ Baltimore (FOX)||Noon|
|Sun., Oct. 21||@ Carolina (FOX)||Noon|
|Sun., Oct. 28||N.Y. GIANTS (FOX)||3:15 p.m.|
|Sun., Nov. 4||@ Atlanta (NBC)||7:20 p.m.|
|Sun., Nov. 11||@ Philadelphia (FOX)||3:15 p.m.|
|Sun., Nov. 18||CLEVELAND (CBS)||Noon*|
|Thurs., Nov. 22||WASHINGTON (FOX)||3:15 p.m.|
|Sun., Dec. 2||PHILADELPHIA (NBC)||7:20 p.m.*|
|Sun., Dec. 9||@ Cincinnati (FOX)||Noon*|
|Sun., Dec. 16||PITTSBURGH (CBS)||3:15 p.m.*|
|Sun., Dec. 23||NEW ORLEANS (FOX)||Noon*|
|Sun., Dec. 30||@ Washington (FOX)||Noon*|
(All Kickoffs Dallas Time)
Home Games in CAPS
*Game times and television broadcasts are subject to change
AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan in Newark, N.J., contributed to this story.