NFL preseason schedule 2013: Miami and Dallas meet in Hall of Fame Game

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The Dolphins and Cowboys will kick off the 2013 NFL preseason schedule.

The NFL announced its preseason schedule Thursday afternoon, and Dallas and Miami will open the festivities in the annual Hall of Fame game.

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a Super Bowl victory, but they also must replace several important players from that championship team. Quarterback Joe Flacco hasn't gone anywhere, though -- he signed an extension that made him one of the league's highest-paid players.

A repeat conference title will be all the more difficult for Baltimore given its roster turnover, and as usual, both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are ready to lead strong teams into the season.

The Ravens' Super Bowl opponent, San Francisco, may be in a better position to make a repeat title game appearance, though the competition in the NFC West won't make that easy. Seattle arrived as a Super Bowl contender ahead of schedule last season thanks to the play of its defense and a breakout performance from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.

Elsewhere in the NFC, the defending East champion Redskins are hoping that quarterback Robert Griffin III will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, and the North offers plenty of intrigue: The Bears lost five of their last eight and missed the playoffs; the Lions won just four games after an 11-win campaign in 2011; and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came close to breaking the single-season rushing record.

The NFL will release its regular season schedule later this month. The complete preseason schedule can be found below:

HALL OF FAME GAME - AUG. 4

Dallas vs. Miami (NBC)

WEEK 1 - AUG. 8-11

Cincinnati at Atlanta (ESPN, Aug. 8)

Arizona at Green Bay

Baltimore at Tampa Bay

Buffalo at Indianapolis

Chicago at Carolina

Dallas at Oakland

Denver at San Francisco

Houston at Minnesota

Kansas City at New Orleans

Miami at Jacksonville

New England at Philadelphia

NY Giants at Pittsburgh

NY Jets at Detroit

St. Louis at Cleveland

Seattle at San Diego

Washington at Tennessee

WEEK 2 - AUG. 15-19

San Diego at Chicago (ESPN, Aug. 15)

Tampa Bay at New England (FOX, Aug. 16)

Indianapolis at NY Giants (FOX, Aug. 18)

Pittsburgh at Washington (ESPN, Aug. 19)

Atlanta at Baltimore

Carolina at Philadelphia

Dallas at Arizona

Denver at Seattle

Detroit at Cleveland

Green Bay at St. Louis

Jacksonville at NY Jets

Miami at Houston

Minnesota at Buffalo

Oakland at New Orleans

San Francisco at Kansas City

Tennessee at Cincinnati

WEEK 3 - AUG. 22-25

Carolina at Baltimore (ESPN, Aug. 22)

Seattle at Green Bay (CBS, Aug. 23)

St. Louis at Denver (CBS, Aug. 24)

New Orleans at Houston (FOX, Aug. 25)

Minnesota at San Francisco (NBC, Aug. 25)

Atlanta at Tennessee

Buffalo at Washington

Chicago at Oakland

Cincinnati at Dallas

Cleveland at Indianapolis

Kansas City at Pittsburgh

New England at Detroit

N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants

Philadelphia at Jacksonville

San Diego at Arizona

Tampa Bay at Miami

WEEK 4 - AUG. 29-30

Arizona at Denver

Baltimore at St. Louis

Cleveland at Chicago

Detroit at Buffalo

Green Bay at Kansas City

Houston at Dallas

Indianapolis at Cincinnati

Jacksonville at Atlanta

New Orleans at Miami

N.Y. Giants at New England

Oakland at Seattle

Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets

Pittsburgh at Carolina

San Francisco at San Diego

Tennessee at Minnesota

Washington at Tampa Bay

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