The Dallas Cowboys are set to take the field against the San Francisco 49ers on August 9th, as their return for 2018 has been announced along with the rest of their preseason schedule.
Opening their preseason on the West Coast is nothing new for the Cowboys, who will still return to Oxnard, California for part of their training camp.
Here is a look at this year’s preseason schedule.
Preseason Week 1: At San Francisco 49ers
In a season with very few bright spots, the Cowboys snapping an early season losing streak in week seven at the 49ers was certainly one of them. San Francisco would of course end their season with five straight wins, already making them a trendy pick for this season.
Of course, excitement should be tampered for the stars on either side of the ball to be on the field for this game, but that won’t stop Cowboys Nation from anxiously awaiting the return of America’s Team.
Preseason Week 2: Vs Cincinnati Bengals
The Dallas Cowboys return to AT&T Stadium will come between August 16th and 20th, as they are set to host the Bengals. The Cowboys and Bengals have not met since 2016, where rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott put on yet another show.
A lot has changed for both teams since of course, with both teams retaining head coaches that will presumably be on the “hot seat” for 2018.
Preseason Week 3: Vs Arizona Cardinals
In a rematch of last year’s Hall of Fame exhibition game, the Cowboys will host consecutive preseason games when the Cardinals come to town. This is of course also a rematch of a regular season game from 2017, and like that Monday Night Football contest this too will be nationally televised.
The Cowboys and Cardinals will both play their “dress rehearsal” on NBC on August 26th.
Preseason Week 4: At Houston Texans
For the second time in three years, the Cowboys will conclude their preseason with the Houston Texans. This time, the Cowboys will be in Houston to tune up one final time before the regular season.
The Cowboys will play two games at the Texans this season, meeting up in the regular season with even more stakes. Even the preseason meetings between these teams have intrigue however, as bragging rights for a short while will be on the line at the end of August.