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NFL Hall of Fame game to kick off preseason: Cowboys vs Steelers

The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off the NFL preseason on Thursday night with the Hall of Fame game, after last year's preseason hiatus..

The NFL preseason is back again for the first time since the Summer of 2019, after COVID put a stop to the Hall of Fame game and the preseason's entirety last year.

Cowboys vs Steelers to kick off the Hall of Fame game and NFL season

This year, the preseason is only three weeks long, with this week's Hall of Fame game being the only game to occur until next week. This game kicks off the Hall of Fame enshrinement activities. This year, the 2021 Hall of Fame class includes:
Peyton Manning
Charles Woodson
Calvin Johnson
Drew Pearson
Alan Faneca
Bill Nunn
John Lynch
Tom Flores

The Cowboys and Steelers face off Thursday at 8pm ET. Both coaches will have a pivotal season this year, looking to improve from last season. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy's season went downhill fast after losing quarterback Dak Prescott to an injury as well as an unimpressive defense. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will look to improve in the post season, as the team started out 11-0 only to flop in the first post season game.

Here are some of the things and players to look out for in Thursday's first NFL preseason and Hall of Fame game.