Rams, Cowboys to play preseason game on Aug. 17 at Aloha Stadium

Todd Gurley of the Rams scores a touchdown during Los Angeles’ 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in a divisional playoff game in January. The Rams and Cowboys will play a preseason game Aug. 17 at Aloha Stadium on Oahu. AP file photo

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys will travel to Hawaii for a preseason game on Aug. 17.

The two defending division champions will meet in Aloha Stadium’s first NFL preseason game since 1976, the teams announced Thursday.

The venerable stadium in Halawa, Oahu, hosted the Pro Bowl almost every year between 1979 and 2016, when it moved to Orlando.

Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tickets, which start at $30, are on sale now at therams.com/hawaii.

The Rams announced plans for a “home” preseason game in Hawaii several months ago, and the Cowboys were logical traveling companions. Jerry Jones’ team holds its training camp in Oxnard, Calif., a short drive from the Rams’ training complex in Thousand Oaks.

Led by quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys won the NFC East with a record of 10-6 last season. They defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round before falling to the Rams 30-22 in the divisional round.

The NFC West champion Rams — whose young stars include quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley and defensive end Aaron Donald — went on to beat the New Orleans Saints, 26-23 in overtime, in the NFC championship game and then lost to the New England Patriots 13-3 in the Super Bowl.