May 15, 2024 - Sports

Browns will host Cowboys in Week 1 of NFL season

Browns' Myles Garrett celebrates after a play.

Are you ready for some football? Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Dawg Pound won't have to wait long to be part of must-see TV this NFL season as the Browns will host the Dallas Cowboys in the first week.

Why it matters: The Cowboys' televised games average a league-leading 25 million viewers.

  • The game will air in the premier 4:25pm time slot on Fox and mark the debut of Tom Brady as the network's top analyst.

Driving the news: The rest of the NFL schedule will be released tonight at 8pm.

How it works: Cleveland will play AFC North rivals — Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals — twice each.

  • AFC North teams will also play teams from the AFC West and NFC East this season.
  • The Browns finished second in the AFC North, so they will play the second-place teams from the AFC East, AFC South and NFC North as well.

The intrigue: That means games against playoff contenders like the Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

  • The Chiefs and Browns' last regular season game took place in Kansas City in 2021, which means Chiefs tight end and Cleveland Heights hero Travis Kelce (and maybe Taylor Swift) will visit Cleveland this season.

If you go: Tickets to the Browns-Cowboys opener start at more than $200.

How to watch: The NFL schedule will be revealed on the NFL Network, NFL.com and the NFL app.

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