POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 9:48pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Football fans get ready, because the NFL season kicks off Wednesday night.
The Dallas Cowboys will be visiting the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants at Met-Life stadium in New Jersey.
Since 2002 the NFL season has started on a Thursday night. This year it was re-scheduled to avoid a conflict with President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Both teams went through final practices this week. Dallas has dropped five of the last six meetings between the divisional rivals, including a pair of crushing defeats late last season.
This is the first time in more than 60 years the regular season has started on a Wednesday.
You can catch the big game right here on NBC33 tonight. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 following NBC's pre-game show.