Bengals and Cowboys to begin NFL pre-season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys will begin the NFL pre-season on August 8 in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, the league said on Wednesday.

The NFL pre-season schedule features 65 games, including one in Toronto where the Buffalo Bills will meet the Indianapolis Colts on August 19.

The Bills will also play a regular-season game in Toronto this season but the date and opponent have not been announced.

Other featured match ups will see New York rivals the Jets and Giants open their new Meadowlands Stadium on August 16 while the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints will meet the San Diego Chargers on August 27 at the Superdome.

(Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; editing by Frank Pingue)