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NFL to announce regular-season schedule Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET

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The NFL will release its regular-season schedule at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the league announced.

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NFL.com and NFL Network will have complete schedule-release coverage Tuesday, including a schedule release show beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

The season will kick off with a matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Sept. 5, to be shown on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Though the league has traditionally opened its season on Thursdays, the 2012 opener will be played on a Wednesday so as not to conflict with President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The league announced the preseason schedule earlier this month, including a matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 5. That game, to be played in Canton, Ohio, will be broadcast on NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET.

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