The Cowboys have to travel to New York to open the 2012 NFL season. The honor is all for the Giants because they, as the defending champs, get to host the season opener. However, this is a VERY good thing for the Cowboys. If any team needed a way to make themselves INSTANTLY relevant, it was the Cowboys. They can go up to New York and open the season by defeating the Giants, as the Giants begin the defense of their title, on the road. To open the season. That is the kicker. That is something that the Cowboys need. They need this. Badly.