Now that the Dallas Cowboys have officially reported to San Antonio to kickoff training camp in 2011, it's now safe to look ahead to Dallas' schedule leading up to the 2011 regular season. The Cowboys, as is custom, will be playing four preseason games this year - three of which are in August and one in September.
First off, the Cowboys officially begin practicing on Thursday, July 28th. Players and staff reported to San Antonio for camp on Wednesday, but the first practice and walkthrough won't actually be held until Thursday.
The Cowboys' first preseason game is scheduled for Thursday, August 11 against the Denver Broncos at home in Dallas. There had been rumors that this game would be rescheduled for August 13, but that has yet to occur.
Dallas will then play host to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, August 21 in the second week of preseason play.
For Week 3, the Cowboys will head to Minnesota to take on Donovan McNabb (they can't stop playing against McNabb can they?) and the Vikings on Saturday, August 27.
The Cowboys will conclude their preseason in Miami against the Dolphins on Thursday, September 1 as the final tuneup before the Cowboys open up the 2011 regular season in New Jersey against the Jets on September 11.