We made it, everyone. It has been 179 since the last NFL game was played. That streak will finally come to an end Thursday night. The 2017 Hall of Fame game will take place between the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.
The Detroit Lions open up their 2017 regular season with the Cardinals, so there would potentially be some intrigue there. However, head coach Bruce Arians has already said publicly he will not play his starters for the game. So if you’re looking to do some Week 1 scouting, you’ll probably end up disappointed.
Detroit doesn’t face off against the Dallas Cowboys this year (until the playoffs?), but there are still some interesting things to keep an eye on. First and foremost is the career of backup quarterback Kellen Moore. Moore is likely to get a good chunk of playing time, and it’ll be interesting to see where his game is after missing all of 2016 with a broken ankle.
Over the weekend, the 2017 NFL Hall of Fame class will be officially inducted. This year’s class includes kicker Morten Andersen, running back Terrell Davis, safety Kenny Easley, owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones, defensive end Jason Taylor, running back LaDainian Tomlinson and quarterback Kurt Warner.
If you’re more interested in the actual football being played, below is all the information you need for Thursday’s game.
2017 Hall of Fame game information
Who: Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys
When: Aug. 3, 2017 — 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC, NFL Network
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio
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