Carolina Panthers GAMEDAY: vs. Dallas Cowboys, Week 1

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Darren McFadden #20 of the Dallas Cowboys runs against Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers in the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Darren McFadden #20 of the Dallas Cowboys runs against Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers in the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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The Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys kick off regular season play at Bank of America Stadium.

Finally, the wait is over. For Carolina Panthers fans, citizens of Charlotte, and even those not as closely related to the franchise – the start of a new season brings about a revitalized feeling of hope. Every NFL team is on an even playing field and with the Atlanta Falcons already losing, an early win means even more for the Panthers.

After an offseason filled with top to bottom changes, including a new owner, no one really knows what to count on from the Panthers and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Expectations are high but with the starters limited in action over the course of a preseason, it’s hard to determine who will be in the best position to contribute when they are on the field for an entire game.

Following is everything you need related to all things Panthers and Cowboys as the regular season begins.

Panthers Preview, Predictions and How to Watch

How and what to watch during the Panthers first regular season game of the year.

Matchups to Watch

The game within the game, these matchups will ultimately determine the outcome for either team.

Keys to Victory

If Carolina is going to win, these few things must be accomplished both individually and by the team as a whole.

Players to Watch

These individual players should be fun to focus on as the game unfolds.

Passing Will Be Open Downfield

Look for the Panthers to attack vulnerabilities in the Dallas defensive secondary.

Fantasy Football Week 1

These players will help your fantasy team record a ‘W’ when selected.

Injury Report

Four Panthers are questionable and one is ruled out for the opener.

Revealing the Cowboys Weakness

More from Cat Crave

Fellow FanSided site The Landry Hat offers some insight to the upcoming game.

High Expectations

Following a playoff season, the Panthers have high expectations for this year.

Contain the Cowboys RB

Keeping Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in check will be key for Carolina.

Paint Crew

A change from the NFL shield to a Panthers logo at midfield has been almost a bigger story than the game itself.

dark. Next. Final Roster Projection Surprises

The Panthers and Cowboys kick off in Bank of America Stadium at 4:25pm ET to begin the 2018 regular season.