NFL season opener set; Dallas Cowboys will "settle it" with New York Giants

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Jan 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) and free safety Gerald Sensabaugh (43) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Alan Maglaque-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL gave hungry fans a hushpuppy in terms of the upcoming football schedule.  The season opener and two teams playing in it were announced.  One team in particular will be carrying some emotion with it when they play.

The NFL has scheduled the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys to play at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012.

The game is set for a Wednesday night instead of Thursday night as usual because it would have conflicted with President Obama’s televised speech to the Democratic National Convention.

The day actually will work out for fans because it’s one day closer to the start of the season and for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, a little potential payback is due to the Giants.

The two teams are bitter rivals in the NFC East to begin with and last season didn’t help.  The Giants swept the Cowboys last season with a victory on January 1, 2012 that propelled the Giants into the playoffs.

Add a recent salary cap violation by the Cowboys and Washington Redskins combined with a statement from Giants owner John Mara about the issue, and the season opener will be interesting for sure.

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