The NFL’s Hall of Fame Game will return in 2021 after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Dallas Cowboys in a matchup between two of the league’s most stored franchises, a meeting that was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020. As of now, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is going forward with plans to have fans in attendance for the August enshrinement ceremonies and the game.
The game is scheduled to kick off the 2021 NFL preseason in Canton, Ohio at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 5 during enshrinement weekend, a weekend that is already expected to be in large part about the Steelers franchise. Steelers Class of 2021 inductees Alan Fanceca and Bill Nunn will be officially enshrined along with Class of 2020 honorees Bill Cowher, Troy Polamalu, Donnie Shell, and Pitt’s Jimbo Covert.
The 2021 HOF Game game will be a meeting over a year in the making. Originally planned for 2020, this year’s game will be a highly anticipated matchup between 2 storied franchises: the @steelers & @dallascowboys.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) February 15, 2021
The Class of 2020 enshrinement ceremony will be on Saturday, Aug. 7. The Class of 2021 will be honored on Sunday, Aug. 8.
The Steelers and Cowboys will both be playing in the Hall of Fame game for the seventh time, but have never faced one another in the game.