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Taywan Taylor

Taywan Taylor

Though, it in no way compares to what we saw with the likes of Rolando McClain, Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence last spring.

Coming off a 13-3 season, the Dallas Cowboys enter 2017 with a pretty tough road to repeat as NFC East champions.

This NFL season will be a very interesting 16 regular-season games. The Cowboys and Texans are both trying to get to the top, but each of their roads could come down to key stretches on the road during the later portions of the season. We do still have the 2017 NFL Draft on the offseason schedule and free agency has not completed, yet.

Speaking of the Dallas Cowboys, they will be the team appearing most in 2017 on national TV during the regular season NFL schedule. Not only will is be tough playing the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions to open the season, but playing them on Sunday Night Football and then one week later on Monday Night Football will start them off on a different foot than they are used to.

The Giants will be the stars on Thanksgiving night at Washington against the Redskins, and that game will be a war between two teams that hate each other. It is highlighted by the opener in Dallas and a Thanksgiving matchup with the Redskins in Washington. But their average is being pushed down by the fact that three of their first five games are against the Rams, 49ers, and Browns.

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Three of the Giants' first six games are at night, four of their first six are on the road, and three of their final four are at home.

After that the Giants will get a week of rest.

Good quarterback play determines so much of a team's success that you can tell a lot about a team's playoff hopes just by looking at how many good quarterbacks it'll face in a season. By all accounts, the schedule seems fairly manageable but the six-game stretch out of the bye week could be the pendulum that could swing the direction of Houston's season.

Considering the G-Men will likely be improved in 2017, the schedule is a favorable one that should not only help them land another playoff spot, but also have them vying for a division title. Their farthest trip last season (outside of London) was to Dallas.