1. Week 9 @ Dallas Cowboys
The Steelers game on the road against the Cowboys could be their most difficult contest for a number of reasons. For starters, Dallas is a very good football team with an incredibly talented roster. They have a start quarterback in Dak Prescott who continues to be on the rise, and they had a terrific draft in 2020.
In addition, this contest comes in Dallas immediately following the bye week. The Steelers are just 3-3 in their last six seasons after the bye. They struggled against the Dolphins last year after the bye, and they almost lost a 20-17 game against Jacoby Brissett and the Colts in Brissett’s first season as a starting quarterback in 2017.
The Cowboys are a really good team with a great run game and arguably even a better passing game. This should be Pittsburgh’s biggest defensive test of the season.
Obviously, the strength of the schedule could change as we see how all of these teams perform in 2020. As of now, these are the Steeler’s five most difficult matchups heading into the season.