The Cowboys released their 2012 pre-season schedule, and it kicks off on MNF in Oakland, this will work out great since the Cowboys are expected to practice in Oxnard this year.

Aug., 13 @ Oakland, 7 p.m. (MNF)

Aug. 18, @ San Diego, 8 p.m.

Aug. 25, vs. St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Aug. 29, vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.

The Cowboys also announced their rookie free agent signings (Star-Telegram), who will be this year’s hidden gems? The Cowboys scouting department has been very solid when it comes to making their free agent moves, so it’ll be interesting to see who can come in and contribute. Rookie mini-camp will be held this coming weekend. Good luck to all those guys!

Jeff Adams T Columbia

Levy Adcock T Oklahoma State

Cole Beasley WR Southern Methodist

Tim Benford WR Tennessee Tech

George Bryan TE North Carolina State

Taylor Dever T Notre Dame

Lance Dunbar RB North Texas

Harland Gunn G Miami

Saalim Hakim WR Tarleton State

Adrian Hamilton LB Prairie View A&M

Charley Hughlett LS Central Florida

Donavon Kemp WR UTEP

Ronald Leary G Memphis

Isaac Madison CB Arkansas

Tyrone Novikoff T Idaho

Darrell Scott RB South Florida

Lionel Smith CB Texas A&M

Andrew Szczerba TE Penn State

Aston Whiteside LB Abilene Christian

Eddie Whitley S Virginia Tech

Troy Woolfolk CB Michigan