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Cowboys Lose 2 More 2020 Preseason Games as NFL Adjusts to COVID-19

After already losing the game to precautions, the will now lose two more 2020 contests as the has cancelled all Week 1 and Week 4 games this August.

It was announced last week that the exhibition between Dallas and the during Hall of Fame Weekend would be cancelled and their early starts to would be pushed back. This next move by the NFL will affect all teams.

As reported by Pro Football Talk, the league's decision will allow teams more time to prepare for the extra precautions needs to pull of preseason games and travel. Eliminating the Week 4 game is more to avoid unnecessary risk in what typically is a meaningless affair.

This means the Cowboys will not be traveling to Los Angeles for their scheduled Week 1 game against the Chargers. The cancelled Week 4 game was the usual match against the .

Dallas' remaining preseason games are both at home, first against the and then the . There is potential that the sites of these games may be adjusted to provide better balance due to the cancellations.

The Cowboys and Ravens are also scheduled to meet in Baltimore during Week 13 of the .

As we said last week with the cancellation of the Steelers game, these moves may just be the beginning of the NFL's adjustments to the pandemic. As case numbers continue to rise in many parts of the country, how long before the 2020 regular season is impacted?

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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