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Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/27/2012

NFL 2012 season opener: Cowboys vs. Giants

The Dallas Cowboys will play the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sept. 5 in the NFL’s season-opening game, the league announced Tuesday.

The game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and is to be broadcast by NBC. The game is being played on a Wednesday night, one night earlier than the sport’s usual Thursday night season opener hosted by the reigning Super Bowl champion. It was moved to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

It previously was known that the Giants would host the game but their opponent had not been identified.

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