The 2012 NFL season, the 93rd regular season of the National Football League, is set to begin Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and will end with Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Cowboys vs Giants live stream. The NFL kicks off its 2012 season with a good old-fashioned rivalry game, not to mention one that could have a profound impact on the playoff picture down the road.
Giants vs Cowboys live stream. It all begins with the exact same matchup in which the league closed out its 2011 regular season, with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys facing off in a grudge match at MetLife Stadium.
Watch Cowboys vs Giants online. The two NFC East contenders last locked horns in Northern New Jersey on New Year's Day in what turned out to be one of the most pivotal outcomes of last year's campaign, a 31-20 victory by the Giants.
Watch Giants vs Cowboys online. The win allowed New York to edge Dallas for the division title and propel the Giants into the playoffs, where a fourth-seeded Big Blue squad maintained its surge of momentum by upending conference front-runners Green Bay and San Francisco on the road to advance to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, then became the first 9-7 team in NFL history to capture the Lombardi Trophy by outlasting New England in a 21-17 thriller.
The Giants are ready, says Eli Manning. In fact, the Giants quarterback says that opening the season against Dallas is a great way to start. He elaborated in a Tuesday morning appearance on the Pan Patrick Show:
"We know our potential. We saw the level of play we played towards the end of the season when we won six straight games and I think we've had the right mindset. We worked this offseason like we were 7-7. We got tons of room of improvement and we do. Each player has taken that same attitude and taken it into the offseason to get better. We'll have a great week of preparation getting ready for the Cowboys knowing we gotta play our best football if we expect to win. I like starting the season with a division rival. Setting that intensity and setting that mentality and getting it right from week one."
For more on the Giants' view of things, we checked in with Ed Valentine at Big Blue View, SB Nation's Giants blog.