Cardinals announce preseason schedule

The Cardinals on Thursday announced the their 2013 preseason schedule, which includes two home games and road contests against two reigning division champions. Specific dates and times for the four games have not yet been announced.

The Cards open the preseason on the road in Green Bay to play the Packers at historic Lambeau Field. It will be their second preseason game in Green Bay the past three seasons after playing there in 2011.

The Cardinals then open their eighth season at University of Phoenix Stadium the following week when they host the Cowboys, and they remain at home the following week to take on the Chargers.  

The team finishes preseason play on the road in Denver against the Broncos. It will be the ninth time in the past 10 seasons that the Cardinals will have concluded the preseason against the Broncos.  

The 2013 regular-season schedule is expected to be announced later this month. It is known to include home games against the Falcons, Texans, Colts, Lions and Panthers in addition to the normal divisional contests against the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers.  

The Cardinals have sold out all 73 games played (including preseason and postseason) at University of Phoenix Stadium, which opened in 2006.