Cowboys: 2009 NFL Regular Season Schedule | Fantasy Football Rankings
Dallas Cowboys 2009 NFL Regular Season Schedule
If the Cowboys are to make it back to the playoffs in 2009 they will have to play strong defense and run the football. While these two area’s should be Dallas’s strength this season, Tony Romo has shown so far in preseason that he can lead the team on long drives, as a game manager.
This is a good sign as up tell this point in Romo’s career he has been more of an aggressive pass first quarterback. If he can compliment a strong running game, this team should be strong this season.
Below are three sections of interest that are worth paying attention to for fantasy owners coming into the season for this team. First we have listed our fantasy players which we believe are worth paying attention to this season.
Next is strength of schedule against the run, pass and points against. Lastly we have a few games selected that will be key in telling how this team will preform for the 2009 season.
Strength of Schedule
vs Run 16th Easiest Schedule
vs Pass 9th Hardest Schedule
vs Points Given Up 10th Hardest Schedule
Dallas’s strength of schedule is just another reason for the Cowboys to run the football early and often. With Romo facing one of the top ten hardest schedules in football for the passing game, it would be wise for this team to use their talented running backs.
Over the summer rumors flew around Cowboys camp that the team might use Felix Jones as the starter like they used to use Julius Jones. In this situation Marion Barber would come in and run after the first series, as he did before Julius left.
Tashard Choice will see time here and their but it won’t be enough for he to be fantasy worthy. If Barber or Jones should go down to injury than Choice would be a good player to have on your depth chart.
Games of Interest
Week 1 vs Buccaneers: This first game of the season should be a good grind it out test to see if the Cowboys can play an effective run first band of offense. In their first game they will travel to Tamp Bay and play the Buccaneers in the humidity.
If the Cowboys can complete this game with a win it should be a very good sign for this team chances to make the playoffs.
NFC East Conference: The NFC East is probably the hardest division in football and the Cowboys will get no easy games in conference as they play the Redskins, Eagles and Giants two times each. If Dallas can at least have a 4-2 record in the division than their chances of making it back to the post season should be strong.
2009 Football Projection
If the Cowboys do in fact make it back to the post season than it will be a very good year for this organization. I know many people in the media are saying that Romo needs to win the big games in the playoffs but truthfully first he needs to show he can get their without having TO.
Should the Cowboys get to the post season this year I believe by next year they will be ready to go deep into the playoffs.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com