The Cowboys are on the short list of teams being considered for the annual Hall of Fame game to open the pre-season, per a high ranking source.
The Cowboys were last in the Hall of Fame game in 2010 when NFL rushing king Emmitt Smith was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It's no coincidence that legendary Cowboys guard Larry Allen is being inducted this year. Owner Jerry Jones will present Allen. Jones was also Smith's presenter in 2010.
A final decision will be made at the NFL Owners Meetings this week in Phoenix, Az.
The game is set for Aug. 4.
Getting named to the Hall of Fame game would bump the Cowboys' number of preseason games from four to five. It would mean they would start training camp a week earlier and give them more time to adjust to the philosophy change on defense where they are moving from the 3-4 defense to the 4-3 under new coordinator Monte Kiffin.