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Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to Kick off Season on a Rare Wednesday Night

Andre Khatchaturian@AndreKhatchCorrespondent IIIMarch 27, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01:   Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys and  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants greet each other after their game at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

It seems like just last week when Eli Manning and the New York Giants lifted the Lombardi Trophy over their heads in a valiant and victorious run to the Super Bowl. 

In order to even make the playoffs, though, the G-Men had to defeat their NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys, in Week 17. 

The Giants pass rush was too much for Tony Romo and the Cowboys. The slumping 'Boys had to watch the playoffs from home again as the surging Giants won their second Super Bowl in five seasons.

Romo and the Cowboys know that they could've been the ones in the playoffs had they defeated the G-Men in Week 17. What better way to avenge that loss by marching into MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 and spoiling the Giants' championship ceremony with an opening week win. 

That's right, folks!

The first tiny bit of the NFL schedule was released today, and it features the Dallas Cowboys traveling to the Meadowlands to take on the defending champion New York Giants in what will be an event-filled night.

The game will be played on a rare Wednesday night, rather than the usual Thursday, on NBC. This is because President Barack Obama has a speech during the Democratic National Convention on that Thursday night. While it may seem that the NFL is so powerful they can draw higher ratings than the President's speech, it's a shrewd and respectful move by Roger Goodell.

This will be the second time in five years that the two rivals square off on Week 1. The Cowboys played host to the Giants in 2007 at Texas Stadium, and it resulted in a 45-35 Dallas victory.

The Cowboys are 5-0 against the Giants in Week 1 matchups, and they'll be looking to gain an early NFC East division lead over their rivals, so mark your calendars, folks!

The rest of the NFL schedule will likely be released sometime in April.  

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