'America's Team' confirmed for Wembley game

ESPN staff
October 24, 2013
The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders will be coming to London in 2014 © Getty Images

'America's Team' the Dallas Cowboys will be coming to London next year after the NFL confirmed the three regular season fixtures to take place at Wembley Stadium in 2014.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, who play the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley on Sunday, will host the Cowboys while the Atlanta Falcons will make their international regular season bow when they host Detroit Lions.

The Miami Dolphins will make a return to England's Capital when they host the Oakland Raiders; the Dolphins hosted the New York Giants in the inaugural International Series game held at the stadium in October 2007.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the six teams who will make the journey across the Atlantic at a Sports Journalists' Association lunch in London on Thursday.

"Our fans in the UK continue to demonstrate their passion for more football," Goodell said. "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."

Dates for the fixtures have yet to be confirmed.

The Cowboys played at the old Wembley stadium in the inaugural American Bowl pre-season game in 1986, while the Raiders' visit will see British players Menelik Watson and Jack Crawford make a return to the UK.

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