With the possibility of losing key players to injury in "meaningless games", many coaches and players continue to question the need for four preseason games, let alone a fifth, but the HOF Game kicks off another party nonetheless.
Asked if there are any veterans he is looking forward to seeing, Arians said the game is "all about young guys". But first, they'll face each other in the NFL's first preseason game of 2017. The Cowboys last played the game in 2013 when they defeated the Miami Dolphins 24-20.
The Cardinals were last in Canton in 2012 when they lost to the New Orleans Saints 17-10. This is all about getting players trying to win a job game reps.
Heath added: "I was really lucky that we got that game my rookie year because the starters didn't play at all". For his career totals, he's racked up 686 completed passes for 7,351 yards and 38 touchdowns, with 37 interceptions and 25 fumbles.
While much of the discussion circling the Cowboys this offseason has been focused on the negative off-field issues relating to Zeke, and the wrongfully accused Lucky Whitehead, Big-D still has plenty to be positive about.
But Gabbert isn't lamenting the idea of starting the first preseason game, a role typically reserved for a backup or third-string quarterback, especially as a former starting quarterback. The Odds Shark lists Dallas as just a one-point or 1.5-point favorite at different sports books.
The Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer (COO) Stephen Jones said on Thursday, August 3, on 105.3 The Fan radio station that he expects the National Football League (NFL) to make a final decisions about the promising star running back Ezekiel Elliott in the next two weeks.