Final Score Predictions for Every Cowboys Primetime Game on the 2024 Schedule

Predicting the score for all 6 prime time games the Dallas Cowboys will play during the 2024 season
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As is often the case, the Dallas Cowboys will be featured often in primetime this season. The 2024 NFL Schedule has them playing under the bright lights six times starting in Week 4 with the final night game in Week 16. As if that wasn't enough, they're also featured in the afternoon Thanksgiving Day game.

We won't look deep into that , which will be against the New York Giants, but we will look at every other standalone game the Cowboys will be featured in and give a final score prediction.

Week 4, Thursday, Sept. 26: Cowboys at Giants (Thursday Night Football)

The two teams that will face off on Thanksgiving will have their first showdown of the year in front of a national audience as well. Dallas will travel to New Jersey to take on the Giants in MetLife Stadium. They've had a lot of success there but nothing compared to what they did in 2023.

New York hosted Dallas in Week 1 and the Cowboys embarrassed them in a 40-0 blowout. Their second meeting wasn't much better as the Giants went to Dallas and lost 49-17 — but at least they put points on the board that time.

The Cowboys have been in control of the series as they own a 75-46-2 record against their divisional rivals and it's only gotten better for them with Dak Prescott. The veteran quarterback is 12-2 against the G-Men and there's no reason to think it won't be 13-2 after this. The Giants lost Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones is still the QB, so this will be a long season for them.

Score Prediction: Cowboys 40, Giants 13

Week 5, Sunday, Oct. 6: Cowboys at Steelers (Sunday Night Football)

Two proud franchises with a lot of historical wins face off in Week 5 as the Cowboys play on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dallas has five Lombardi Trophies, with their last one coming at the expense of the Steelers. Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin knocked off a team led by Neil O'Donnell, Rod Woodson, and Bam Morris by a score of 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX. That was their fifth title, which was the most at the time — they were tied with Pittbsurgh entering the game with four each.

Dallas hasn't so much as sniffed the NFC Championship Game since then whereas the Steelers won Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. They now have six, which is tied for first with the New England Patriots.

All that history will make an interesting side note but it has nothing to do with this game. These two teams are on different paths right now. The Cowboys are trying to figure out how to get deep into the playoffs after winning 36 games in the regular season the past three years. Pittsburgh is simply trying to figure out what's next after Kenny Pickett didn't pan out as the replacement to Ben Roethlisberger.

They'll turn to Russell Wilson this year but he's nothing more than a stopgap starter. They might have something in Justin Fields but they seem content to have him on the bench behind Wilson. That plays into the favor of Dallas, who might have more issues with Fields. Wilson will put up some impressive numbers overall but there's a reason the Denver Broncos ate more than $80 million to be done with him. The Cowboys will struggle with the Pittsburgh pass rush but a couple of late touchdowns lead to another win in primetime.

Score Prediction: Cowboys 28, Steelers 20