Micah Parsons: Opening with Bucs, Bengals lets us see where we stand

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The Cowboys learned their schedule on Thursday night and they’ll be opening with a pair of marquee opponents.

They will be hosting the Buccaneers on the first Sunday Night Football game of the season in Week 1 and then they will remain at home for a late Sunday afternoon game against the Bengals in Week 2. After learning the schedule, linebacker Micah Parsons said that he likes opening with the Super Bowl LV champs and the defending AFC champs because it will give the team a chance to see how they measure up to quality competition.

“Seeing, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati back to back, that was kinda like the first thing that I saw,” Parsons said on NFL Network. “Bengals in it last year, Super Bowl contender, obviously. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are always Super Bowl contenders. It’s a testament to see where our team’s at and where we stand at. And I think that’s a great start to [play against] those two Super Bowl teams, Super Bowl-type teams will be big ‘W’s for the Cowboys.”

After a pair of divisional games in Weeks 3 and 4, the Cowboys will head to Los Angeles for a date with the Super Bowl LVI champion Rams. For better or worse, that opening stretch will give a good sense of what kind of team Dallas will have in 2022.

6 responses to “Micah Parsons: Opening with Bucs, Bengals lets us see where we stand

  1. Yes, Micah. It certainly will “let you see where you stand.” It’s called 0-2.

  2. I called their good season last year. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s one of those .500 seasons coming up again this year.

  3. Does it though? What if they lose both games? Now they are 0-2 and people are thinking they suck. Maybe they are a good team that lost 2 games that they should have lost. Or, what if they start 2-0 because their opponents arent up to speed yet. Now they think, wow we are 2-0 and beat two of the top 4 teams in the league (last season), and buy into the hype. The first two games rarely tell us anything.

  4. Did we all forget that Dak thoroughly outplayed Brady, the kicker missed 2 field goals, & that Dallas was winning by 2 with only about a minute to play, oh yeah, and the game was played in Tampa? It’s going to be a good game to start a good season win or lose for both teams

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