Cowboys preseason schedule released

Before the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers to open the 2014 season at AT&T Stadium, there is the preseason to take care of.

The Cowboys' preseason schedule:

Aug. 7 at San Diego, 9 p.m. (KTVT, CBS 11)

Aug. 16 vs. Baltimore, 6 p.m. (KTVT, CBS 11)

Aug. 23 at Miami, 6 p.m. (KTVT, CBS 11)

Aug. 28 vs. Denver, 7 p.m. (KTVT, CBS 11)

Notes: The Cowboys could open training camp on July 23, in Oxnard, Calif., which would be 15 days from the start of the preseason. The key to the preseason is what happens after the Cowboys' preseason opener at San Diego. The team most likely will go back to Oxnard for a couple of practices before breaking camp on either Aug. 14 or Aug. 15. After the second preseason game against the Ravens, the Cowboys have the option of going back to Oxnard. The team could just hold practices at Valley Ranch. Under normal conditions, the Cowboys would play their first two preseason games on the road, but a concert at AT&T Stadium forced the team to split the first two games between home and the road.