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Yes, in the absence of mass time would become Newtonian, ie the same everywhere, so long as nothing else distorted spacetime as mass does. In whatever was there before the big bang, call it sub space, time is the same everywhere.
On the related issue of "Dark Matter"The concept that the Universe is expanding at a faster rate due to "Undetectable Dark Mater" sounds too much like the Theory of Ether. It is based on the idea that there is not enough detectable mass within galaxies for gravity to hold them together. Why is is so hard to imagine that over 14 billion years the majority of large suns have run out of fuel to burn and are now dead masses of carbon that emit no light and no radiation for us to detect. Furthermore, there are probably 10 times as many dead planets and an uncountable number of asteroids out there that are not detectable.
I should have said Dark Mater and Dark Energy. I don't think either one makes sense because I don't think that other more simple possibility have been fully explored, such as undetectable "normal" mater and time acceleration in areas of space with low gravity influences.