Hall of Fame Game: It may be the preseason, but actual NFL players will take the field in actual pads as the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys face off in the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Thursday in Canton, Ohio.
This year, Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, so his team playing in the game is all the more meaningful.
On the other side of the field, former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will receive a gold jacket, as well.
This year’s other inductees include Terrell Davis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Kenny Easley and Morten Andersen.
Below you’ll find all the information you need to watch the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, as well as a preview of the matchup between two of the NFC’s top contenders.
2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
Matchup: Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys
Date: Thursday, August 3
Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBCSports.com; NBC Sports app
This year’s Hall of Fame Game is unique in that it’s taking place on Thursday night rather than Sunday of Hall of Fame weekend for the first time in NFL history. Training camps have only been open for 10 days.
Training camps have only been open for 10 days.
What does that mean? Well, let’s just say this; don’t expect to see good-looking football.
Here’s the thing; if you were hoping to see Dallas stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and Arizona starters Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald suit up, you’ll still have to wait at least a week.
The first foray into the preseason is “about the young guys,” according to Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, per the Associated Press via Newsday.
Luckily, the Cowboys and the Cardinals will play five preseason games each this year, including the Hall of Fame Game, so you’ll have more opportunities to see your favorite players from those teams take the field.
Also, the Cowboys and the Cardinals take on one another in the regular season this year, so this preview, if you can call it that, will have a satisfying follow-up.copysource: