Cowboys a Slight Favorite in NFL Hall of Fame Game

The Dallas Cowboys are projected to be favored by three in the NFL Hall of Fame Game, according to


On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals were announced as participants in the annual NFL Hall of Fame game.

Last year the game didn't happen after field conditions proved too unsafe. This year, the game's back on for Aug. 3 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. projects the Cowboys as three-point favorites over the Cardinals with an Over-Under of 37.5 points.

That equates to a projected score of 20.25 to 17.25 Cowboys.


Fittingly, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame two days after the game.

The Cowboys are 2-3 in Hall of Fame game appearances. They won their last appearance in 2010, beating the Miami Dolphins 24-20.

The Cardinals are 1-2-1. They last played in the preseason kickoff game in 2012 and lost to the New Orleans Saints 17-10. The franchise, then in St. Louis, played in the first-ever Hall of Fame game in 1962, a 21-all tie with the New York Giants.

The game will be played on the Thursday of Hall of Fame weekend this year, marking the opening of the festivities in Canton. The teams' usual starters may play a series or two before watching the rest.

Likely absent will be Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who's favored to move on in the off-season.

Jones, Warner, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jason Taylor, and Morten Andersen were this year's Hall of Fame inductees.

The Cowboys went 13-3 and won the NFC East last season. They earned a first-round playoff bye, but fell to the Packers in the Divisional Round. The Cardinals finished a lackluster 7-8-1.