Hall-Of-Fame GAME DAY: Cowboys vs. Steelers Preview
Are you ready for some NFL football? Preseason football officially returns tonight with two of the most storied franchises in the league facing off, as it’s the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall-Of-Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
Not only is it the first preseason game since 2019 (due to the COVID-19 induced cancellation of the 2020 NFL preseason slate), it is the start of pivotal seasons for both teams.
Dallas coach Mike McCarthy got his first full (not on Zoom meetings) offseason with the Cowboys as he looks to live up to ever-present Cowboys expectations. Dallas is looking for its first winning season and playoff berth since 2018.
The game will be more about the evaluation of younger prospects, as the Cowboys and the Steelers will both be without major players, including quarterback Dak Prescott and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Prescott, the favorite to win NFL Comeback Player Of The Year, will have to wait a little longer to start his comeback story. Missing the game vs. the Steelers was already in the plan but Prescott has been limited to non-throwing drills the past week because of a strained shoulder muscle. The Cowboys do fully expect Prescott to play in at least one of the remaining exhibition games.
His shoulder strain gives them an additional reason for what head coach Mike McCarthy on Tuesday at training camp in Oxnard labeled a “step-back” in the direction of “caution.”