The NFL season is finally back, and the first week of the season features a handful of marquee matchups. We’ll see a divisional showdown in Week 1 between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.
Ezekiel Elliott is the biggest question mark heading into this game. His contract holdout ended with him receiving a massive extension worth $90 million, but it’s uncertain how many snaps he’ll see on the field.
Dallas enters this season with championship expectations. As for New York, the prestigious franchise is currently in the middle of its rebuilding process.
Here are the details for this NFC East clash:
Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
Spread: Dallas -7.5
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
The Cowboys were eliminated by the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs in 2018. Another strong year from Dak Prescott and the offense could get them right back in the postseason.
One player to monitor this game is Eli Manning, who needs to perform well to keep rookie quarterback Daniel Jones sitting on the sidelines. The Giants selected the Duke prospect with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Not only are the Giants and Cowboys battling for a chance to start the season in the win column, they’re competing for an early edge in the division standings.