The Cowboys enter this long, bleak winter knowing two things:
1. At 4th overall, they have their highest draft since taking Russell Maryland No. 1 in 1991.
2. Their 2016 schedule – in theory – should also help with a quick bounce-back from this disastrous campaign.
4-12, after all, does have its rewards.
The fourth-place schedule should be the easiest in the NFC East, meaning the Cowboys will play the fourth-place teams from the NFC South (Buccaneers) and NFC West (49ers). Those games are in addition to meetings with the NFC North, AFC North and their traditional NFC East foes.
A look at the Cowboys’ 2016 foes:
HOME: Redskins, Giants, Eagles, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bengals, Bears, Lions
AWAY: Redskins, Giants, Eagles, Browns, Steelers, 49ers, Packers, Vikings
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.