The Super Bowl champion New York Giants get the 2012 NFL season started by hosting the division-rival Dallas Cowboys this evening at MetLife Stadium. The Giants ran through the NFC playoffs as a 9-and-7 team last year before defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 to capture Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis. New York defeated Dallas in both meetings last season, once in Week 14 and again in the final week of the regular season. The second meeting decided the NFC East title. The Cowboys finished 8-and-8 last season after that defeat and embark on the 2012 season looking for a postseason berth for the first time since 2009.