A New York Yankees fans wears a jersey over a New York Giants jersey during the third inning of a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Yankees in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Less than two hours after the Yankees finished off a 16-7 drubbing of the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, Eli Manning and the Giants were set to kick off against the Dallas Cowboys less than a mile away at AT&T Stadium.
Cowboys-Giants as an opener is something of a tradition these days. It's the fifth time in six years that the NFC East rivals have started the season against each other. It's a frequent prime-time choice as well.
The Yankees visited the Rangers on the opening NFL weekend seven years ago, but the Cowboys were in Washington. That was a year after the Cowboys opened their $1.2 billion showplace down the street from the site the Rangers have called home in two stadiums since moving to Texas from Washington in 1972.
The Cowboys played in nearby Irving for nearly 40 years before moving to Arlington.