Ben McAdoo wanted more 1 o’clock home games and he’s got them.
FOX has moved the Giants’ and Cowboys’ now-uninspiring Week 14 meeting at MetLife Stadium up from a 4:25 p.m. ET start to 1 p.m., to make room for Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, moving back from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. closer to prime time.
McAdoo opened his Week 11 press conference ahead of a win over the Kansas City Chiefs by saying: “Excited to play a 1 o’clock home game versus one of the best teams in football.”
The subtle dig was a nod to the Chiefs game being just the second 1 o’clock home game of the season for the Giants (2-9), who have played in four prime time 8:30 p.m. starts, three 4 o’clock window starts, and six road tilts in their first 11 games.
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There will be far less fanfare when the Giants and Cowboys meet again. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) McAdoo will get plenty of early Sunday kickoffs now, though, given the Giants’ futility. The Giants, 49ers and Browns are the only three NFL teams already eliminated officially from the playoffs.
The Cowboys also are no longer a sexy draw, on a three-game losing streak with a combined 22 points scored in those games without a suspended Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas is now 5-6 and way out of the wild-card race, despite still being in second place in a weak NFC East outside of the NFL-best Philadelphia Eagles (10-1).