It will be the hated Dallas Cowboys instead. Hey, why not?
The two clubs have a long history of spoiling each other's parties. The Cowboys defeated Big Blue in the first-ever game at the old Giants Stadium and then the Giants returned the favor a few years back by winning the inaugural contest at Jerry World.
from Pro Football Talk
The NFL announced today that the Giants, in the traditional role of the Super Bowl champions, will host the first game of the season at MetLife Stadium, and they’ll do it against the Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5, on NBC.
It’s the third consecutive Cowboys-Giants game to air on NBC in prime time; both of last season’s games between the two NFC East rivals were also NBC Sunday night games.
It’s the ninth consecutive year that the defending Super Bowl champions have hosted the regular-season opener, with the Super Bowl winners going 8-0 so far.
It’s also the first time that the game has been on a Wednesday, as the game was moved a day earlier this year to accommodate President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.