Last month the NFL announced all 32 teams preseason opponents. Today the NFL announced all dates and times of the games. As we already know, the Arizona Cardinals will play two games on the road in Green Bay and Denver, which bookends home games against Dallas and San Diego.
The first preseason game will be Friday August 9th at the Green Bay Packers. Game time will be 5 PM Arizona time. We all know what happened the last time the Cards had a preseason game on a Friday in Green Bay. Two words: Ryan Williams.
The second preseason game is a home game. It is an afternoon affair at University of Phoenix Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys at 1:30 pm on Saturday August 17th. It gives a nice change of pace to free up fans for their Saturday evening. I like the idea of an afternoon preseason game, as I went to one of those a few years ago against the Houston Texans and it was great to get a regular season feel with a daytime game.