IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys are determined to prove that 2013 is different from the previous two seasons, which both ended at 8-8 and out of the playoffs.
A good start would be to beat the New York Giants at home.
The Giants are 4-0 at AT&T Stadium, including the first regular season game played there in 2009, when it was known as Cowboys Stadium.
The Giants' unbeaten streak in the Cowboys' new home is brought up every year. The 4-0 record will be repeated relentlessly until the teams kick off Sunday night in Arlington, despite Cowboys coach Jason Garrett's effort to downplay it.
"The Giants are a good football team. We've had some great games with them. We've gone up there and played some great games with them. They've come down here and played some great games. They always seem to be close, they're always competitive," Garrett said.
"Regardless of where you play them, it's going to be a great challenge. We've had great battles with them at both stadiums."