Now you really know football season is here.
The standard edition of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 was released Friday, and the video game includes some new features.
Quarterback Tom Brady of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots is on the cover.
Among the new features is “Longshot,” the franchise’s first campaign mode. Longshot takes players through an emotional, immersive and cinematic game-play experience in which players will determine the fate of Devin Wade, a forgotten NFL prospect, on his journey to the NFL Draft—on and off the field.
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The brand-new mode features branching dialogue, high school and 7v7 football play, and new game-play mechanics.
Another new feature is Play Now Live, where players can play the best real-world NFL matchups throughout the season and continue their season in Franchise mode with updated rosters and records. Madden NFL 18 also features three new game styles; Arcade, Simulation, and Competitive.
The real games begin Sept. 7 when Brady and the Patriots host Kansas City at Gillette Stadium.
Dallas Cowboys 2017 schedule
Sept. 10 vs. New York Giants (KXAS/5), 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Denver (KDFW/4), 3:25 p.m.
Sept. 25 at Arizona (ESPN), 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 vs. Los Angeles Rams (KDFW/4), Noon
Oct. 8 vs. Green Bay (KDFW/4), 3:25 p.m.
Oct. 15 Bye
Oct. 22 at San Francisco (KDFW/4), 3:05 p.m.
Oct. 29 at Washington (KDFW/4), 3:25 p.m.
Nov. 5 vs. Kansas City (KTVT 11), 3:25 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Atlanta (KDFW/4) 3:25 p.m.
Nov. 19 vs. Philadelphia (KXAS/5) 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 vs. LA Chargers (KTVT/11), 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 vs. Washington (KXAS/5), 7:25 p.m.
Dec. 10 at New York Giants (KDFW/4), 3:25 p.m.
Dec. 17 at Raiders (KXAS/5), 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 24 vs. Seattle (KDFW/4), 3:25 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Philadelphia (KDFW/4), Noon