Jerry Jones said he is disappointed the Cowboys won't be playing the Texans this season. The Cowboys had met the Texans every year -- either in the preseason or the regular season -- since Houston gained the expansion team in 2002. But a scheduling conflict this year prevents Dallas from traveling to Houston.
"I am disappointed," Jones said. "I'd like to play them every year. We had kind of thought it was good and think it is good for the league, and we should do it every year. We should at least have a preseason game if we're not going to have a regular-season game. We've got to schedule better than that, and I'm not being critical of anybody."
The NFL will release the preseason schedules next week. The Cowboys are expected to have home games in the second and third weekends of the preseason to avoid conflicts with the Rangers.
Jones said it is unlikely the Cowboys will scrimmage any other team during training camp. The Cowboys have scrimmaged with the Broncos the past two seasons.
-- Charean Williams