Over the weekend, we were told by a reliable source (I may need to revisit the meaning of that word) that the NFL would not be partially pulling the sheet off the 2012 regular-season schedule this week.
In 2010 and 2011, the NFL abandoned its fairly recent practice of announcing during the March league meetings the prime-time schedule for Week One and the full schedule for Thanksgiving Day.
On Tuesday, the NFL abandoned its abandonment of that practice by announcing that the Cowboys will be the team that plays the Giants to launch the 2012 regular season.
Per the same reliable source, that’s it. No more regular-season games will be announced in advance of the full schedule release, which will come at some point before the draft.
Of course, if my reliable source is as reliable as my reliable source was over the weekend, it could be safe to rely on another game or two being leaked.