Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/1/12
With 16 games on the schedule and months of football to get through, must-win games usually do not appear until the later part of the season. That is when the schedule is near completion and either division or playoff determination is at stake. This, however, is not the case with the Dallas Cowboys.The Dallas Cowboys travel up to the Meadowlands to face their rival New York Giants in Week 1 and may be the only team to start the season and immediately feel the pressure of having to "must-win" their first game. Upon reading this, one might find this hard to believe but consider the following facts heading into the Dallas at New York match-up:The New York Giants are the defending Super Bowl champions! As if just winning the game was not already the goal, the Cowboys have the opportunity to start the season with a huge victory by taking out the champs! In doing so, it would greatly boost the Cowboys' confidence and perhaps propel an early winning streak.The New York Giants won the NFC E...
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