Just like last year, the Los Angeles Rams will kickoff the 2017 NFL preseason against the Dallas Cowboys.
Football season may still officially be a few months away, but at least the Los Angeles Rams releasing their 2017 NFL preseason schedule is one more step closer to it finally being here. Just like last year, the Rams will host the Dallas Cowboys for their first preseason game of 2017, and after seeing all of the changes made this offseason, it will be interesting to see how good the team looks in these four games.
To say last season was a disappointment would be a huge understatement after Los Angeles was considered one of the worst teams in the league with a 4-12 record. In fact, last year was so rough that Jeff Fisher couldn’t even make it until the end of the regular season, as he would be fired before finishing out his fifth year with the team, all of which happened to be losing records.
Despite these frustrations, the Rams have been doing everything in their power to take the necessary steps this offseason to make sure this doesn’t happen again, and it started off when they made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history. There may be some early bumps along the road, but when looking at his success as an offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins over the last few seasons, McVay and his new staff of assistants will hopefully help Jared Goff reach the next level of being an effective NFL starter.
Of course, how much progress Goff has made heading into year two will most likely be determined early on in the preseason, as the former California star is expected to see more playing time than usual since he’s only made seven career starts without receiving his first win. Starting off with the Cowboys and finishing off with the Green Bay Packers, here’s a look at the 2017 NFL preseason schedule for the Rams.