Dallas Cowboys among six NFL teams to play in London in 2014

Oct. 24, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys will be among the six NFL teams to play regular-season games in London next season, the NFL said Thursday.

The NFL has two games scheduled for London's Wembley Stadium this year, including one Sunday in which the Jacksonville Jaguars are the home team against the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier this season, Minnesota beat Pittsburgh 34-27 in a game that drew 83,518 to Wembley.

Jacksonville is in the first year of a four-season agreement to play one regular-season game in London. Next year the Jaguars will go against the Cowboys.

Also, the Atlanta Falcons will be the home team to the Detroit Lions and the Oakland Raiders meet the Miami Dolphins. Exact dates of the games are to be determined.

"Our fans in the U.K. continue to demonstrate their passion for more football," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Next year for the first time we will play three regular-season games in London.

"We have scheduled three attractive games with four teams playing in their first International Series game. The growing enthusiasm for the NFL internationally is exciting and we look forward to continuing to respond to this interest in our game."

Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta and Oakland will play in London for the first time in 2014.

Miami will be making its second trip to London. The Dolphins played the New York Giants in the first NFL regular-season game in London in 2007.

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