Report: Giants to open in Dallas for third straight season

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The Giants and the Cowboys have opened the last two seasons by facing off in Dallas.

They’re set to make it three in a row this September. Mike Francesa of WFAN, which broadcasts Giants games in addition to Francesa’s show, reported on Thursday that the Giants and Cowboys will once again square off to start the season. The game will be on Sunday night, as was the case for their 2015 Week One matchup and last year’s Giants 10-7 win in Week 14.

There was a previous report that the Giants will be in Washington on Thanksgiving night, which was also part of the full schedule that Francesa revealed on his show. They’ll also reportedly be in prime time in Week Two when they’ll play their first home game of the year against the Lions.

Lions president Rod Wood said earlier this year that he asked the league to avoid putting his team on the road in three of the first four weeks for a third straight season. Whether the league granted that request will be known when the schedule is officially released at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday.

25 responses to “Report: Giants to open in Dallas for third straight season

  1. Honest question to non Giant or Cowboy fans:

    Do you see every match-up between the two teams as needing to be prime time? I’d imagine Giants vs Eagles or Bears vs Packers as being more worthy of always being Sunday Night Football.

  2. Game on, only 5 months until my Cowboys put the smack down on those north Jersey frauds–every other NY franchise plays in or around the city, why not the Giants and jets?

  3. @laces out

    Not necessarily, but they are division games between two prior-year playoff teams. On paper, it sounds like a great game, and therefore, one worthy of primetime.

  4. sportoficionado says:
    Apr 20, 2017 2:16 PM
    Game on, only 5 months until my Cowboys put the smack down on those north Jersey frauds–every other NY franchise plays in or around the city, why not the Giants and jets?
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    MetLife Stadium is actually closer to New York City than other NFL stadiums are to their advertised home city. It is 10.9 miles from Manhattan, compared to the 18.3 miles between Dallas and the Cowboys’ home AT&T Stadium and the 42.8 miles that separate San Francisco from the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium.

  5. laces out says:
    Apr 20, 2017 2:13 PM
    Honest question to non Giant or Cowboy fans:

    Do you see every match-up between the two teams as needing to be prime time? I’d imagine Giants vs Eagles or Bears vs Packers as being more worthy of always being Sunday Night Football.
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    Giants and Cowboys take turns fighting for the division title and have combined for 9 super bowl titles.

    Bears are just not very good these days and the Eagles have never won a SB.

    5 Cowboys games last season were top tv ratings in NFL regular season history.

    Pretty sure prime time is the right call

  6. Love that December schedule for the Giants.. 3 divisional home games out of the last 4 games

  7. “Game on, only 5 months until my Cowboys put the smack down on those north Jersey frauds–every other NY franchise plays in or around the city, why not the Giants and jets?”

    Says the Arlington Cowboys fan.

  8. bordner says:
    Apr 20, 2017 2:46 PM
    So in other words, the Cowboys will be 0-1 heading into Week 2?
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    You left out ‘again’

  9. Dude it isn’t even in the same state. The Cowboys however moved closer from Irving to Arlington, which is basically a town over. May have a point with the 9ers but in the state of Texas everything is at least 15 miles away, so what you consider Arlington is just Dallas west.

  10. Maybe the NFL will figure out that having the same teams play back to back national games might not be the smartest path. Don’t have a problem with the Giants/Dallas on SNF nor with Giants/Lions on MNF. What I do have a problem with is that they are only a week apart.

  11. sportoficionado says:
    Apr 20, 2017 3:14 PM
    Dude it isn’t even in the same state. The Cowboys however moved closer from Irving to Arlington, which is basically a town over. May have a point with the 9ers but in the state of Texas everything is at least 15 miles away, so what you consider Arlington is just Dallas west.
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    LMAO, FYI North Jersey is suburban NYC. The way out of a hole isn’t to dig it deeper. In the NFC East only the Eagles play in their city.

    If you took all the hot air out of Texas you’d be left with something the size of Staten Island, lol

  12. It would be nice one year as a Dallas fan living in NJ if they ever make this game in NJ during week one for weather purposes. I’d much rather drive up the turnpike in September and potentially fly to Dallas in November or December.

  13. dallasbeast says:
    YES. 134 days until OBJ gets his block knocked off.

    Gets his “block knocked off” by whom? That collection of All-Pros and future gold jacket recipients in the Dallas secondary?

  14. This is sad by the NFL. I love my Cowboys and all but I think the Giants would rather open against someone else as well. I was hoping for a Cowboys v Falcons opener in their new stadium.

    NFL is lazy when it comes to their approach. My thing is why not wait until after the draft to make the schedule more interesting.

    Give me the job where I hit REPEAT on the schedule maker each year.

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