Cowboys to open 2017 regular season against Giants, reports say

Hazel Gray
April 21, 2017

They also begin the season with two primetime games, causing alterations in the team's "regular" work schedule. The Giants will finish the season with four NFC games, including three (all at home) inside the NFC East. That means a lot of travel. None are expected to be easy games.

After that the Giants will get a week of rest.

Now an annual tradition: The Giants will open at Dallas for a third straight season and for the fourth time in the past five years.

Week 2: Monday, Sept. 18 vs.

That will be a situation the Giants are in numerous times in 2017. This one goes better than the first.

The Giants' home opener at MetLife Stadium during a grueling first half of the season is the following Monday night against the Detroit Lions.

Back on the road for a division game. Facing the Falcons at home will be the ultimate test for this young Dallas team. Dallas won the NFC East.

But not anymore. In fact, although it's certainly no given the Giants will win, I do believe it's now to the Giants' advantage considering teams are very rarely what they're going to be by, say, mid-year or beyond. Jameis Winston might have trust problems with his offensive line after this game. But more importantly, will this be Tony Romo's first time calling a Giants game as CBS' top National Football League analyst? And they do, rather handily. The matchup is NBC's first "Sunday Night Football" broadcast of the 2017 season.

Thurs., Nov. 30 WASHINGTON (NBC/NFLN/Amazon) 7:25 p.m.

As a life-long fan of Big Blue, I was infuriated at this time past year when the schedule-maker put the Giants in Big D once again. Bryant has promised to "embarrass" the Jackrabbit, while Jenkins was quick to remind Bryant how badly he got owned a season ago.

Sun., Nov. 5 KANSAS CITY (CBS) 3:25 p.m. Rams second-year quarterback Jared Goff on the road against this Giants defense?

There hasn't been anything normal about Giants-Rams lately.

The 49ers' roster is bad.

Sun., Nov. 19 PHILADELPHIA (NBC) 7:30 p.m.

The Giants suffer a tough loss at home. The final seven games are against teams that all have legitimate playoff aspirations, including the Raiders and Chiefs.

While their opponents' winning percentage gave the Giants an advantage, helping them become contenders after a three-year losing streak, the order in which they faced their opponents wasn't as giving.

After finishing 11-5 and making the playoffs, Ben McAdoo's club has four prime-time games, including Monday night in Week 2 against Detroit at MetLife Stadium, Sunday night, October 15, in Denver and Thanksgiving at Washington.

These Raiders are a legit Super Bowl contender, and the Giants fall short in the Black Hole. Call it a hunch.

Bah humbug. Christmas Eve across the country, with 30 David Johnson carries coming right at ya. The Cardinals are going to have a bounce-back season. The Giants win their way into the playoffs. The Giants struggle against their strong defense. They're a mess by now.

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