The NFL will release its 2012 regular season schedule Tuesday at 7 p.m., the league announced Monday.

Each team’s home and road opponents for the season already have been determined based on last season’s standings.

The regular season opener also is set. The New York Giants, the defending Super Bowl champions, are to host the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 5.

The season opener generally is played on a Thursday but was moved to a Wednesday this year to avoid a conflict with President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.