The 2021 NFL season opens on Thursday, August 5 with the Hall of Fame Game.
This exhibition game begins the days-long celebration leading up to the enshrinement of the Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021.
The 2020 festivities and game were postponed due to COVID-19 so there is even more excitement for the 2021 Hall of Fame Game.
Played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, this year’s game pits the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers, two NFL franchises that battled often in Super Bowls through the 1970s.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy put the honor of being a part of the game in perspective.
“It’s the shrine of pro football. The grass smells a little different there. It’s such a cool experience.”
Coach Tomlin has named Mason Rudolph the starting quarterback for the Hall of Fame Game against Dallas. pic.twitter.com/1T7gU37aOU
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 3, 2021
How To Watch Steelers vs. Cowboys
📺: Thursday, August 5 on FOX pic.twitter.com/mVf5fmYizW
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 29, 2021
The game airs on FOX at 8 pm ET on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Commentators for the game will be Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
Erin Andrews will report from the sidelines.
How To Listen Steelers vs. Cowboys
Westwood One Sports will broadcast the game on the radio.
Radio announcers will be Scott Graham and James Lofton.
Find your local Westwood One station with this Westwood One station finder tool.
How To Live Stream Steelers vs. Cowboys
Those interested in live streaming the game can access it on the following platforms
Fox Sports (TV provider sign-in required)
Two Storied Franchises Play Each Other
The Hall of Fame Game has different teams participating each year.
It is appropriate in 2021 that the Steelers and Cowboys are the teams playing because both teams have prominent players being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
For the Steelers, notable Hall of Fame inductees include:
Notable Hall of Fame inductees for the Cowboys are: