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Garrett: Strange Schedule Nothing New For Cowboys

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Dallas Cowboys will travel to the east coast, the west coast, host the hated Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2011--and that’s all before the team’s bye week, in week five.

    Dallas will open the season in New York against the Jets on September 11, before going to San Francisco in week two. They then return to Dallas to play the Redskins, one of five primetime games on the team’s schedule in 2010, tying them for the most in the league--and it’s worth noting that, of the four other teams with five primetime games on the schedule, none finished 6-10 in 2010.

    Also worth noting, these five primetime games don’t include the Thanksgiving Day game, which for all practical purposes is a primetime game. Crazy schedule, right?

    Well, yeah, but nothing new for the Cowboys, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

    "One of the things I've learned being in this organization a number of years is that you never have a typical schedule," Garrett told the NFL Network on Tuesday, per the Dallas Morning News. "You never have that Sunday at 1 o'clock week after week after week. You have to understand you are going to have to play on Sunday nights and Monday nights and Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and all those things."

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