By Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer
FRISCO, Texas -- Since 2012, the Dallas Cowboys have opened their regular season against the New York Giants five times. The only time they didn’t came in 2014 when they hosted the San Francisco 49ers.
While the 2018 schedule will not be announced until the spring, is it too soon to think about the Cowboys opening the season against an NFC East opponent once again?
With the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl LII on Sunday, they will kick off the 2018 regular season at Lincoln Financial Field in early September with a Thursday night game.
While that opener will garner ratings regardless of the opponent, having the Eagles and Cowboys open the season would almost certainly be a ratings boon for a league that saw the numbers slide in 2017.
There are some other compelling possibilities when looking at the Eagles’ opponents at home.
They could have a rematch of the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings. They could have a divisional-round rematch against the Atlanta Falcons. They could take on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. The Washington Redskins will have a new quarterback in Alex Smith. The New York Giants are a natural...