The Los Angeles Rams will officially face the Dallas Cowboys in Hawaii during a preseason game in August.
Over the last couple of weeks, rumors have been heating up about the Los Angeles Rams possibly facing the Dallas Cowboys in Honolulu for a 2019 preseason game, which would feel like a vacation for some players since Hawaii in general is beautiful.
On Thursday, the news became official for the Rams with the NFC champions hosting the team they happened to meet last January during the playoffs in the Cowboys, who most likely won’t mind the trip either either during August.
It would be one thing if these teams were forced to travel to Hawaii during the regular season, but at least Los Angeles and Dallas can do this for a game in which the starters may not even be playing since there’s always risk when it comes to preseason.
However, from the perspective of football fans in Hawaii, at least they will get the opportunity to see two teams expected to be playoff contenders once again in the NFC during the 2019 season since it’s safe to assume they miss having the Pro Bowl out there.
As mentioned before, the Rams and Cowboys happened to meet in the Divisional Round of the playoffs before Los Angeles would end up advancing to the NFC Championship against the New Orleans Saints.
Plenty could change from now until the time the regular season officially gets underway, but assuming that everyone manages to stay healthy for both teams, there’s a good chance these two could even face off against one another next January in the playoffs for a second year in a row.
In fact, when looking at the talent both teams happen to possess on both sides of the football, the Rams and Cowboys appear to be in great position to be serious contenders in the NFC for years to come.
So for the fans in Hawaii that end up attending this NFC battle, even if the starters are missing in action, at least it should be a solid experience for all parties involved. And who knows, maybe the Rams fans that make the trip will get to see Blake Bortles in action now that the former first-round pick is the new backup quarterback to Jared Goff after five years with the Jacksonville Jaguars.