Rams and Cowboys discussing possible preseason game in Hawaii
The NFL has tried to bring games to as wide of an audience as possible in recent years. They’ve scheduled games in places like Mexico City and London, and now there’s an interesting new destination.
If it happens, the game will be played in Honolulu. The Rams had announced a few months back they were planning on playing a preseason game in Hawaii, but no opponent was announced. It appears that team will be the Cowboys, as the league brings professional football back to the island.
Archer writes that the Rams are “partnering with the Hawaii Tourism Authority on the game.”
For years, the NFL had the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, but they moved it to Orlando a few years back. According to Archer, the last time a preseason game was in Hawaii was back in 1976.
If it does happen, it’ll be a rematch of the divisional round from this past year’s playoffs, where the Rams knocked off the Cowboys. Since they both won their division, the two teams will also play in the regular season next year.
Since they’ll be playing in the regular season, Archer notes that “there is some reluctance to practice against each other before the preseason game, but both teams could go to Hawaii early for separate practices and community events.” Regardless of the logistics, it should be a cool week for fans and players.