LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will host the first NFL game in over two decades, when the Dallas Cowboys face the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, August 13. The exhibition game is being aired on ESPN, the event is sure to draw attention nationwide.
It will be a sea of fans starved for NFL football; they will be a part of Los Angeles history when the Rams take the field to RAM-demonium!
Meanwhile down the street in Oxnard, the Dallas Squad continued to prepare for the first game and the upcoming year, continuing their mini-camp with work man like precision. On Sunday, August 7, the Cowboys played their intra-squad, “Blue vs. White” scrimmage, when fans roared for their favorite players including returning QB Tony Romo. He is returning from a broken collar bone, and looked crisp in limited action.
Of note to local fans is former UCLA Center Jake Brendal playing right guard in the scrimmage, and taking many snaps with the second team. He looked good in his debut, and said to give a big hello to all his friends at UCLA. Here’s wishing you the best of luck young man. Against an overcast sky, the stands were packed with enthusiastic Cowboys fans, and with every good play cheered big D. Expect more of the same at the Coliseum on Saturday night.
One of the bright spots heading into the season is rookie Running Back Ezekiel Elliot, the All-American from Ohio State. He is a perfect balance of speed and power, quickly adopting to the Cowboys offense.
The Rams players were very pleased and a bit surprised by the overwhelming hero’s welcome they received since coming back to L.A. Over 10,000 fans turned out for the opening day of training camp, which is being held at U.C. Irvine.
Both die-hard fans and brand new fans, some who weren’t born when the Rams last played in LA came out to see the action. The two names everyone clamored to see was Jared Goff and Todd Gurley. Goff is a rookie Quarterback out of Cal, who was taken No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. While Gurley is a young running back fresh off a 1,000 rushing yards last season.
The Rams have sold more than 70,000 season tickets, and have made 10,000 more single-game tickets available for their home games. To purchase tickets, visit: www.ticketmaster.com.