Since the NFL realigned in 2002, there has been an incredibly easy process in terms of determining the games that each team is going to play every year. In fact, under this structure, 14 of each team’s 16 games are known between now and the end of time, theoretically. The only potential disruption to understanding how a season is ultimately going to shake out would be if the league somehow adjusted the number of games that they would be playing.
This became a potential reality over the offseason as it started to seem like a 17th game was on the horizon for each and every NFL team. What’s more is that it seemed as if 2021 could be the year that things first began down this road, but it appears is if there might be a delay on that and that Jerry Jones might be part of the reason why.