Giants' Manning looks to pass while under pressure by Patriots during NFL preseason football game in East Rutherford (Photo : Reuters)
The new football season is set to kickoff this Wednesday with the Dallas Cowboys taking on Super Bowl Champions New York Giants.
The Giants come after their 21-17 win over the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI. The Cowboys however are hoping to start their season opener with a win as they failed to qualify for the playoffs and an overall record of 8-8 for the 2011 season.
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The last two games the Cowboys and Giants played together ended with a Giants victory. Their Dec. 11, 2011, was a narrow game ending in 37-34 for the Giants, which saw quarterback Eli Manning and running back Brandon Jacobs hit two touchdowns each to secure victory.
Their latest game was on New Year's Day this year with a comfortable win for the Giants, 31-14. The game saw touchdowns from Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks, and Victor Cruz. Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo was only able to pull off two touchdowns and it came in the second half of the game. The game helped clinch a playoff spot for the Giants.
The kickoff game is set for 8:30 p.m. EDT on NBC on Sept. 5 in Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, home of Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. Weather for the game is expected to be hot with a high of 83-degrees and thunderstorms.
Voting on NFL.com, by the fans, predict the Giants will win, 60-40 percent.