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Cowboys to Open 2021 NFL Season in Tampa Bay

The NFL Kickoff Game is set for Thursday, Sept. 9

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The Dallas Cowboys will head to Tampa Bay to face defending champion Buccaneers and open the 2021 NFL season.

The NFL Kickoff Game is set for Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7:20 p.m. on NBC and Peacock, the NFL announced Wednesday morning.

The season opens on the same field where the Buccaneers became the first team to win a Super Bowl at home.

In its first season with rights to stream the NFL, Peacock will stream all NBC "Sunday Night Football" games, including the Playoffs and Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.

The Cowboys' full season schedule will be unveiled Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Other highlights from the opening weekend include Matthew Stafford playing his first game for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears with SoFi Stadium welcoming fans for the first time.

The Las Vegas Raiders host the Baltimore Ravens in the first Monday night game.

Most teams are expected to be at full capacity following a season played before limited crowds because of COVID-19.

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