The 2020 NFL schedule has been analyzed in every way possible after being released some two weeks ago. Predictions on win-loss records have been made, and that includes the way too premature picks on division winners and Super Bowl champions.
That also led to the strength of schedule being released, which is calculated by the combined 2019 record of all 16 opponents.
Amid all this chaos, Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis recently pointed out that the Dallas Cowboys have been the beneficiaries of major “scheduling inequalities” over the years.
The Dallas Cowboys currently have the 3rd easiest schedule in the entire league.
Sharp analyzed such things like amount of rest in between games and the implications of playing in prime-time contests. His research got him to conclude that the Cowboys received the third-strongest overall benefit from these factors.
“The most glaring takeaway should be with regard to the NFC East. The NFC East has two of the teams most negatively impacted by the NFL’s scheduling inequalities (Giants and Eagles) but also has one team that benefits most by the schedule, the Dallas Cowboys. That is extremely unfair and the effect will be further discussed below.”
Sharp also pointed out that the Philadelphia Eagles are the only team in the league to play four games in 17 days on three separate occasions in the last decade. That is insane.