New York Giants face Cowboys in season opener for third consecutive year

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Sep 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants defenders D. Rodgers-Cromartie (41) and Darian Thompson (27) break up a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants 2017 regular season schedule includes four prime-time games and lots of travel.

Big Blue opens the season with a Sunday (Sept. 10) Night Football match-up at the Dallas Cowboys. This will be the third consecutive season the Giants open on the road at Dallas and fifth time in the last six years.


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The Giants open their home schedule Week 2 against the Detroit Lions on Monday (Sept. 18) Night Football. They will hit the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, Sept. 24) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday, Oct. 1).

The Giants return to MetLife Stadium to play the Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Oct. 8). They hit the road again to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday (Oct. 15) Night Football. The Giants host the Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, Oct. 22) before their Week 8 bye.

After the bye, the Giants host the Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, Nov. 5) and hit the road to face the San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, Nov. 12). The Giants then play the Kansas City Chiefs at home (Sunday, Nov. 19) and get a short week to prepare for a Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 23) night road game at the Washington Redskins.

The Giants’ December schedule begins with a cross country trek to face the Oakland Raiders (Sunday, Dec. 3). This is followed by a two-game home stand against the Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, Dec. 10) and Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, Dec. 17).

The Giants finish the 2017 regular season with a Christmas Eve (Sunday, Dec. 24) road game against the Arizona Cardinals and at home against the Washington Redskins on New Year’s Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31).

The Giants farthest road trip in 2016 (outside of the trip to London to play the Rams) was Dallas to open the season. In 2017, they will face Denver, San Francisco, Oakland, and Arizona on the road. Three of those games take place in the second half of the season.

The Giants’ schedule includes six games against playoff teams (Dallas, Detroit, Seattle, Kansas City, Oakland) from a season ago. Four more contests are against teams that didn’t qualify for the playoffs but finished .500 or better (Tampa Bay, Denver, Washington).

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