Los Angeles Rams: Opening new stadium against Cowboys makes sense

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Could the season opener in the new Inglewood facility already be locked up on the league schedule? Maybe. Get ready for the idea of the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in 2020.

The Los Angeles Rams won’t open their new facility in Inglewood for another two seasons, but that hasn’t stopped a little news from being made.

Well, maybe.

Thursday morning in hour two of the Dan Patrick Show (see it here), it was potentially spilled that when the Rams open the 2020 season, their first home game would be the Dallas Cowboys.


Makes all the sense in the world. After all, Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager/Chief Carnival Barker, and now Commissioner Antagonist Jerry Jones, was a chief proponent and champion for Rams owner Stan Kroenke moving his team out of St. Louis and heading west to the sun and fun of Southern California.

After all, the move meant the lucrative Los Angeles market for the NFL and the West Coast footprint Roger Goodell has pined for.

It also meant a new crib for the league to host a Super Bowl, a home for NFL Media, maybe and most logically the NFL Combine, and the NFL Draft.

Never forget Jerry was the main man behind delivering a lot of that to both LA and Goodell. So it stands to reason that the Cowboys and the Rams should open a season, and a new stadium in Inglewood.

As for how much truth there is behind such a bold prediction, it is worth noting Dan Patrick is pretty well connected in the NFL world. That said, two years out is an insanely long time in NFL years, and who knows how things can change between now and the season opener in 2020.

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Nonetheless, it’s a tantalizing thought to see the Rams and Cowboys kick things off in what will surely be the league’s newest palace. Who knows, with Jerry being such an advocate for teams changing cities, he may be the opening act for the Raiders when they finally roll into Las Vegas.