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Hall of Fame Game 2021: Steelers vs. Cowboys

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For the first time since 2019 we are getting some pre-pre-season football!

The NFL Hall of Fame game is Thursday night, with the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Dallas Cowboys at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Normally, the Hall of Fame game is moderately more exciting than the Pro Bowl, not quite as exciting as preseason football, and still just a little taste of actual football. But, with so many oddities to the 2020 NFL offseason, and so many missed opportunities to pretend things were normal, the 2021 game being held is a pretty big deal. Things are still weird, we’re still living during a deadly pandemic, and the resurgence is disappointing — to say the least — but on Thursday, we get to watch new NFL greats get enshrined into the ProFootball Hall of Fame, and 60 minutes of football. I’ll take it.

If you’re looking for an Eagles connection, former Philly defensive tackle Justin Hamilton is in his second season suiting up for the Cowboys — although Hamilton was moreso a practice squad player for the few months he was with the Eagles in 2017. It will be an interesting opportunity to see some of the new pieces of the Cowboys offense, and the backup QBs to Dak Prescott, who won’t be playing, and the Eagles play the Steelers in a week to open the preseason, so there are some things to watch for.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.

How to watch Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys

TV Schedule

Date: August 5, 2021

Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: FOX

Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium | Canton, Ohio

Online Streaming

Live stream: NBC Sports Live | NFL Game Pass | fuboTV

Odds

I’d recommend not betting on the Hall of Fame game, but to each their own.

Steelers: -1 (-125)

Cowboys: +1 (+105)

Over/Under: 33

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