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04/14/09 8:12 PM ET

Cowboys schedule conflict an issue

Football team has game on same day as Rangers

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are running into their first conflict with the Dallas Cowboys and will likely have to move their Sunday, Sept. 20 game against the Angels.

The game is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. that day and the Cowboys are scheduled to open their new stadium that night against the New York Giants. The Cowboys stadium is just to the southwest of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Even though they play in separate facilities, the logistics of traffic and parking make it difficult for the two teams to play on the same day, even at different times.

"Even if we played at noon it would be too difficult," Rangers vice president John Blake said.

One possibility is a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Cowboys schedule came out on Tuesday and this is the only conflict so far. The Rangers knew there would be at least one because they are playing at home on three consecutive Sundays in September. They are also home on the 13th and the 27th. The Cowboys are away on the 13th and playing on Monday night, Sept. 28, when the Rangers are in Anaheim.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.