(Stolen directly from Yahoo! So sue me….)
Cowboys-Raiders game moved up two weeks to October 7
September 20, 2001
IRVING, TEXAS (TICKER) -- The game between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders was moved up two weeks to October 7 to eliminate a scheduling conflict with Major League Baseball, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Because baseball's postseason was bumped back in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, there is a possibility the Oakland Athletics will need Network Associates Coliseum.
Not wanting to take a chance, the NFL moved the Raiders-Cowboys game from October 21 to October 7, which was to be a bye week for both teams.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he preferred the switch.
"Frankly, I like open dates later in the season or more towards the middle of the season," said Jones, citing the ability for his team to heal nicks and bruises.
The NFL already had shifted the games of September 16-17 -- those postponed by last Tuesday's tragedies -- to January 6-7. That will be the final week of the regular season.
On a personal note – I have updated the byes to reflect the new NFL numeration system.