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Hall of Fame Game, enshrinement highlight Cowboys preseason schedule

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

chill@star-telegram.com

April 10, 2017 04:24 PM

The Dallas Cowboys finally released their training camp and exhibition season marching plans on Monday when the NFL officially announced the 2017 preseason schedule.

The Cowboys are tentatively scheduled to arrive in Oxnard, Calif., for training camp July 22 and break camp Aug. 18. Training camp will resume at the Star in Frisco with practices open to the public Aug. 21-29.

The preseason opener had already been set for Aug. 3 against the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game, in conjunction with Jerry Jones’ induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 5.

The Cowboys will travel to Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 2 and stay over for Jones’ induction before returning to Oxnard for camp.

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The official dates for their next three preseason games have not been set.

The Cowboys play their second preseason game at the Los Angeles Rams the weekend of Aug. 11-13, then break camp in Oxnard on Aug. 18 prior to the third preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts the weekend of Aug. 19-20 at AT&T Stadium.

The fourth preseason game will be against the Oakland Raiders the weekend of Aug. 25-27 at AT&T Stadium. It will serve as the dress rehearsal for the season. The Cowboys then close the preseason Aug. 31 at the Houston Texans.

The Cowboys play five preseason games because of the Hall of Fame game, and will have an earlier start to training camp.

In their past three appearances in the Hall of Fame game, the Cowboys finished 8-8, 6-10 and 8-8 in 1999, 2010 and 2013.

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Dallas Cowboys preseason schedule

Thurs., Aug. 3 vs. Arizona Cardinals, Canton, 7 p.m.

Game 2 at Los Angeles Rams, TBA

Game 3 vs. Indianapolis Colts, TBA

Game 4 vs. Oakland Raiders, TBA

Game 5 at Houston Texans, TBA