New York Giants Schedule Release: 5 Most Important Games

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Week 1: Sunday, September 13th, at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 PM

Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) catches a one handed touchdown against by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants will be opening up the season against a very familiar foe in their NFC East rivals. For the second consecutive season the Giants will also be starting their season in prime time, the first of five such games the Giants will be participating in this season.

For the Giants, they will not only be hyped up to start the season, but also end a lengthy losing streak to the Cowboys. Since dominating at the beginning of the opening of the new AT&T Stadium, also known as Jerry World, with four consecutive victories, the Giants have now dropped two in a row there. They have also lost four overall in a row to the Cowboys, and would like to see that streak over as soon as possible.

Week 1 is always a toss-up, as teams are still working out the kinks from the preseason. If the Giants are to steal one from an opponent that has had their number recently, this is the type of game to do it in. It would also be a great way to start the season, as it is imperative that the Giants get off to a strong start in 2015. The last two seasons the Giants have begun with losing streaks, losing the first two games of 2014 and the first six of 2013.

They have to avoid digging themselves into a hole like that this year around, as a strong start could be what this team needs to make a playoff push. The Giants could also be staring at a 3-0 start if they can knock off the Cowboys, as they then host the Atlanta Falcons, a team they beat last season, followed by their Thursday night game at home against the Washington Redskins, a team they swept last season and have beaten four straight times.

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