Many of the most highly anticipated games in the 2020 NFL season will take place on “Sunday Night Football.” A few of those contests are scheduled for very early on in the year.

The Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams will meet in the first Sunday night game of the season. Both teams missed the playoffs but have lofty expectations for 2020.

Dallas is among the Super Bowl favorites after bringing in Mike McCarthy to coach Dak Prescott and the league’s No.1 offense. The Los Angeles Rams are a year removed from reaching the Super Bowl, and the team has put together three consecutive winning seasons under Sean McVay.

The Cowboys blew out the Rams 44-21 in Week 15 of the 2019 season. Los Angeles is a 2.5-point home underdog against Dallas, according to OddsShark.

“Sunday Night Football” in Week 2 will feature the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. There is plenty of intrigue surrounding the Patriots, who are without Tom Brady for the first time in two decades. Seattle still has the NFC’s best quarterback in Russell Wilson, who was considered an MVP candidate for much of last season.

The Patriots are still the AFC East favorites after losing in the wild-card round of last year’s playoffs. The Seahawks reached the divisional round for the sixth time in eight years.

New England had the NFL’s No.1 ranked defense in 2019.

In Week 3, the New Orleans Saints will host the Green Bay Packers on “Sunday Night Football.” Both teams went 13-3 last year, tying them for the best record in the conference. Green Bay and the San Francisco 49ers won the tiebreaker to earn first-round byes.

New Orleans was upset at home by the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card round. Green Bay lost handily to San Francisco in the conference title game.

Drew Brees is returning as the Saints’ quarterback after posting a career-best 116.3 passer rating in 11 games. Aaron Rodgers has something to prove with the Packers trading up to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round.

The Sept. 13, 20 and 27 games are all scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. EDT on NBC.

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Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys scrambles against the Los Angeles Rams in the first half of a game at AT&T Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images