It’s officially football season and the Dallas Cowboys are less than 48 hours from their first match up of 2017.

The Dallas Cowboys will face the New York Giants yet again in their home opener on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. Last year’s contest during the season opener against the Giants resulted in a loss, with Dak Prescott making his less than stellar debut.

It’s been a year since then and the team has changed significantly as a whole. With much of the secondary lost to free agency and the average age of the team dropping even more significantly, the team is a bundle of youth and inexperience.

But with youth comes passion and vitality. The team released the Week 1 injury report on Friday, showing an overall healthy team will (most likely) play on Sunday night.

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It’s notable that round 1 pick, Taco Charlton, will play. His preseason play was lackluster but showed improvement each week. Charlton’s draft classmate, Jourdan Lewis will probably sit out Week 1 in order to prevent further injuring his hamstring. Veteran linebacker Anthony Hitchens will not be available against the Giants due to a knee injury that will have him out for the first half of the season.

The Giants also have their star wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., listed as questionable. Linebacker Keenan Robinson will sit out the contest.

Both teams look to be ready to take the field in full force Sunday night. The NFC East is as competitive as ever this season, and Sunday night’s showdown will be just the beginning of several tough match-ups awaiting the Cowboys this season. Expect America’s Team to pull off the win, but it will take determination and heart from the team’s leadership. Kickoff is 7:30 and will be broadcast on NBC.

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Lauren Scullion is a lifelong Cowboys fan, secret Packers fan, Dallas Cowboys/ NFL writer, social media guru and NFC East know-it-all.