Giants & Cowboys Are Very Familiar Foes These Days

Giants & Cowboys Are Very Familiar Foes These DaysWednesday night, the 2012 NFL season gets underway, when the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The unusual Wednesday night NFL game is taking place because the league and NBC did not want to go up against the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where President Obama is scheduled to give his acceptance speech on Thursday night.  

Wednesday's game will mark the third consecutive time that these marquee teams have played on NBC Sunday Night Football, as well as the third matchup versus one another, dating back to Week 14 of last season.

The Giants won both of those contests, helping propel them into the playoffs and their eventual Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in Indianapolis.  

Having “America's Team” visit the reigning world champions (in the nation's top media market) is a perfect way for the NFL to start the 2012 season.