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Familiar Faces, Different Vibe During Cowboys' Preseason

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DeMarcus Ware will play in AT&T Stadium this season after all. And for the first time since 2008 the Cowboys will not have a game on national television.

Those are just a couple of the interesting tidbits that arose from Wednesday’s announcement of the NFL preseason schedule.

The Cowboys will commence training camp in Oxnard in about 16 weeks. And before they open the regular season they’ll have exhibitions against the Chargers, Broncos, Ravens and Dolphins.

Ware, the Ring of Honor-destined former Cowboy, will play in Arlington as a visitor with Denver on Aug. 28, though it will be the preseason finale with starters playing minimal, if any, snaps.

The Cowboys won’t play an NFC team in the preseason and none of their four games will be televised nationally.

Another sign that this season — even this preseason — will be more about substance than style.

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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