The NFL is expected to release the preseason schedule Wednesday. With the Cowboys training in Oxnard, Calif., this summer, they should get two West Coast preseason games to start the schedule. San Diego and Oakland probably are good guesses.
The Cowboys have played the Chargers in three of the past four preseasons. They have played Oakland in two of the past four preseasons.
The Cowboys have played Houston every preseason except 2009 and 2011, and they have yet to host the Texans at Cowboys Stadium. So that would be a natural home preseason game.
Since 2006, the Cowboys have closed out their preseason schedule against either Minnesota or Miami, so one of those teams is a likely visitor to Cowboys Stadium. Dallas traveled to both cities last preseason, so either could be an option.
-- Charean Williams