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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cowboys open season vs. Giants

By Calvin Watkins

The 2013 NFL schedule was released Thursday night.

Here is the Dallas Cowboys' schedule:

Sept. 8, vs. New York Giants, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sept. 15 at Kansas City, Noon (FOX)
Sept. 22 vs. St. Louis, Noon (FOX)
Sept. 29 at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 6 vs. Denver, 3:25 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 13 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Oct. 20 at Philadelphia, Noon p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 27 at Detroit, Noon (FOX)
Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota, Noon (FOX)
Nov. 10 at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)
Nov. 17 Bye
Nov. 24 at New York Giants, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 28 vs. Oakland Raiders, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 at Chicago, 7:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 15 vs. Green Bay, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 22 at Washington, Noon (FOX)
Dec. 29 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Noon (FOX)

Notes: The Cowboys are playing their first season-opening game at home since 2007. They beat the New York Giants, 45-35, that year. ... The Cowboys have won the last two meetings over Peyton Manning when he played with for the Indianapolis Colts. ... In 2009, Oakland visited Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day and lost, 24-7. ... With the Cowboys finishing the season against the Eagles, it marks the seventh consecutive year the Cowboys will play an NFC East rival in Week 17. Dallas lost the regular-season finale the last two seasons where a victory would have clinched a playoff berth.