NFL Odds: 2012 NY Giants vs Cowboys Opener

The NY Giants will start defending of their title against the hated rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, this Wednesday at 8:30 PM ET at MetLife Stadium. The game will be broadcast by NBC.

The Giants will try to become the first team to repeat a Super Bowl title since the New England Patriots in 2003-04, but there is a long way before that happens, and the Cowboys are the first step.

New York won the last two games in 2011, and also five of the last six meetings against the Cowboys; they covered the spread in all those five wins.

Eli Manning will have his favorite receiver Hakeem Nicks after he got injured in the preseason.

“I wanted to open it up a little bit, and I wanted to get my body back used to it,” said Nicks, who had one catch for 6 yards against the Patriots in their last preseason game. “That’s what I needed”.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones kindly invited Cowboys fans to Dallas to “watch us beat the Giants’ [backsides].”

New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuk  fired back: “it’s gotta be tough on the outside looking in on all these championships lately.”

“I agree with him,” Jones told USA Today, “and the only thing I’m saying is that I’ll never get used to it. It is tough on the outside looking in. That’s the way I felt when I got in the NFL as an owner. I didn’t want to be on the outside, looking in.

“The Giants are an inspiration … it is opening the NFL season in front of such a high-profile forum … the Wednesday night game — all of that is there. We have that kind of respect for them”.

NFL Free Pick: Take the Giants -4.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can't do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he's more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn't let Frank write his profile.