Cowboys' 2012 schedule set

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, the Cowboys finished third in the NFC East for the second straight year and will have an easier 2012 schedule as a result.

In the two games decided by their place in the standings the Cowboys will host Chicago (8-8) at Cowboys Stadium and travel to Seattle (7-9). Had they won, they would have hosted Green Bay (15-1) and traveled to San Francisco (13-3).

Here is the remainder of the schedule, not including NFC East foes:

Home: New Orleans, Tampa, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Chicago.

Away: Atlanta, Carolina, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Seattle.