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Cowboys 2012 Pre-Season Schedule Released: One Nationally Televised Game Against Oakland

Cowboys first pre-season opponent... the Raiders.
Cowboys first pre-season opponent... the Raiders.

The NFL announced the pre-season schedule today. The Dallas Cowboys have a nationally televised pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 13th that will be shown on ESPN at 8 PM EST. The Arizona Cardinals will face the Sean Payton-less New Orleans Saints (we think it will be Payton-less) to start things off in the annual Hall of Fame game on August 5th.

The Cowboys pre-season schedule is as follows:

Week 1: Dallas at Oakland (ESPN, 8/13)

Week 2 (Aug 16th thru 20th): Dallas at San Diego

Week 3 (Aug 23rd - Aug 26th): St. Louis at Dallas

Week 4 (Aug 29th - 30th): Miami at Dallas

Full pre-season schedule below...


Arizona vs. New Orleans (NFLN)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 9-13

Green Bay at San Diego (ESPN, 8/9)

Dallas at Oakland (ESPN, 8/13)

Arizona at Kansas City

Baltimore at Atlanta

Cleveland at Detroit

Denver at Chicago

Houston at Carolina

Minnesota at San Francisco

New Orleans at New England

NY Giants at Jacksonville

NY Jets at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

St. Louis at Indianapolis

Tampa Bay at Miami

Tennessee at Seattle

Washington at Buffalo

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 16-20

Cincinnati at Atlanta (FOX, 8/16)

Detroit at Baltimore (FOX, 8/17)

Indianapolis at Pittsburgh (NBC, 8/19)

Philadelphia at New England (ESPN, 8/20)

Buffalo at Minnesota

Cleveland at Green Bay

Dallas at San Diego

Jacksonville at New Orleans

Kansas City at St. Louis

Miami at Carolina

NY Giants at NY Jets

Oakland at Arizona

San Francisco at Houston

Seattle at Denver

Tennessee at Tampa Bay

Washington at Chicago

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 23-26

Arizona at Tennessee (ESPN, 8/23)

Chicago at NY Giants (CBS, 8/24)

Houston at New Orleans (CBS, 8/25)

San Francisco at Denver (FOX, 8/26)

Carolina at NY Jets (NBC, 8/26)

Atlanta at Miami

Detroit at Oakland

Green Bay at Cincinnati

Indianapolis at Washington

Jacksonville at Baltimore

New England at Tampa Bay

Philadelphia at Cleveland

Pittsburgh at Buffalo

San Diego at Minnesota

Seattle at Kansas City

St. Louis at Dallas

WEEK 4 – AUGUST 29-30

Atlanta at Jacksonville

Baltimore at St. Louis

Buffalo at Detroit

Carolina at Pittsburgh

Chicago at Cleveland

Cincinnati at Indianapolis

Denver at Arizona

Kansas City at Green Bay

Miami at Dallas

Minnesota at Houston

New England at NY Giants

New Orleans at Tennessee

NY Jets at Philadelphia

Oakland at Seattle

San Diego at San Francisco

Tampa Bay at Washington

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