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April 04, 2012

Cowboys preseason sked announced: First two games on West Coast vs. Raiders, Chargers

The Cowboys preseason schedule was officially released on Wednesday and to no surprise the first two games were on the West Coast to accommodate the team holding training camp in Oxnard, Ca.

The Cowboys will open at the Oakland Raiders Aug. 13 in a game nationally televised on ESPN. That is the only date that is firm. 

The second game will be at the San Diego Chargers the weekend of Aug. 17-19. They will host the St. Louis Rams in the first preseason game at Cowboys stadium during the week of Aug. 24-26 before concluding the preseason at home against the Miami Dolphins the week of Aug. 29-30.

Look for the game to be on the Aug. 29 to give the Cowboys maximum time to prepare for the season opener which is set for Wednesday Sept. 5 at the New York Giants.

The full regular season schedule will be announced later this month.

Clarence Hill

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@ John Q

Wow, the Houston Texans are a playoff team!!! WOW! Guess that makes Houston matter for how long? They will miss Mairo Williams this year and I wonder how well Mr. Cushing will be without his steroids or whatever "juice" he was using. Also, the Wade's defensive scheme is a joke, always has been and they are not going anywhere. Oh yeah, see the division they play in? The FINALLY made it to the playoffs because the Manningless Colts had no guess who?

As I re-collect, AMERICA'S TEAM, winless as they were in October 2010, rose up and BEAT the no one cares about Texans outside of Houston.

Texans = Overrated joke!

@Glenn Guillory: Why????? Do you think RGIII is going to turn hapless Washington into a playoff contender in the first year??? Just look at Carolina with the almighty Cam Newton. Everyone thought he was the savior for the offensively challenged Panthers too. But you didn't see them in the playoffs and Washington does not have the offensive talent that Carolina does. The Deadskins are going to have to find decent receivers and running backs before RGIII can live up to his promise.

@Blue Truth: Probably a good thing the Cowboys aren't playing Houston this year. If memory serves me correctly they were a playoff team last year and we (sigh) were not (again).

Regular season game!! Washington at Dallas!!! RGIII vs Romo!!!! That's all that matters to me!!!!!! That's the ONLY time I'll give Jerry my hard earned money this season!!

The NFL offices favor The Philly (B)Eagles, they have the "right kind of QB." I despise..DESPISE Rush Limbaugh but he was %100 correct on the McNabb issue (now Vick) a few yeas ago.

Have you ever seen a franchise be awarded more prime time games and have not won a thing since 1960??

Book it, in 2013 Manning and the Broncos will be coming for Turkey Day!

I thought the writer had meant regular season games like starying week 2 (after NY NBC Game)I was going to scream... 3 straight road games 2 to the west coast would have killed us but then again I was thinking that the league wanted to pay us back for challenging the cap hit issue. So I wasn't surprised... Then I saw the dates and found out it was Pre-season.. WHEW!! I'm still betting were going to have a shiddy.. Lol... Schedule anyway. League office never does us any favors.

As far as the regular seaosn goes, Cowboys have not opened the season at home since 2007. That's an absolute joke and funny, we've also finished on the road every year since 2008 aside from one time in 2009.

At least we don't have 5 exhibition games this year.

Wow, no Texans game? No Gov Cup? So much for tradition and the annual helping the Texans matter for at least a week.

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