We breakdown the Dallas Cowboys preseason schedule that was released by the NFL on Monday.
Whether you care about NFL preseason games or not, you must admit they can alter the outcome of the upcoming regular season for a team and potentially change the face of a franchise in significant ways. As a Dallas Cowboys fan, you’d know this to be a fact firsthand.
During the Cowboys third preseason game last year, against the Seattle Seahawks, veteran starting quarterback Tony Romo suffered a major back injury. That unfortunate incident open the door for rookie Dak Prescott to take control of America’s Team under center and ushered in a new era at the position for the legendary franchise.
A year later, Prescott is the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Romo has retired to pursue a career in television. So from that prospective, preseason games certainly matter.
So when the NFL releases the upcoming preseason schedule, it is certainly newsworthy. Here’s the Cowboys slate of games during the upcoming exhibition period.
Hall of Fame Game (Canton, Ohio) (NBC, 7 p.m. CT), Thursday, Aug. 3
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
WEEK 1: AUG. 10-14
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams
WEEK 2: AUGUST 17-21
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys
WEEK 3: AUGUST 24-27
Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys
WEEK 4: AUG. 31-SEPT. 1
Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans
If you are a Cowboys fan, this is a pretty team-friendly schedule outside of the Hall of Fame game. Barring that initial trip to Ohio, Dallas plays the Rams in Los Angeles in Week One of the preseason. But since the Cowboys have training camp in Oxnard, California, that’s not a difficult trip. Then, after two straight weeks playing games at home and training at The Star in Frisco, Dallas makes the short hop to Houston for the final preseason game a.k.a. The Roster Bubble Bowl.