Hall of Fame Game Odds, History, How to Watch: Steelers Favored Over Cowboys in NFL Preseason Opener

Tonight's Hall of Fame Game begins the NFL preseason. We breakdown Hall of Fame Game odds, how to watch and history ahead of kick off
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Hall of Fame Game Odds: Steelers Favored Over Cowboys in NFL Preseason Opener

  • NFL Preseason Odds
  • Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Pittsburgh Steelers -2 (-110) An Implied 52.4% Chance of Covering

We’ve finally made it! The NFL is back tonight! There is now football every week all the way through the Super Bowl. The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers are set to officially kick things off tonight in the NFL’s first preseason game, also known as, The Hall of Fame Game.

The NFL Hall of Fame Game has a rich history. The first-ever Hall of Fame Game was played in 1962. In 1970, the game was moved to be the first game of the preseason and it has remained there ever since. The Hall of Fame Game is played in Canton Ohio, the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Since 1962, the game has been played every year, with just four exceptions. There was no Hall of Fame game in 1966, the first season after the NFL-AFL merger. More recently, in 2011, the game was canceled due to the NFL lockout. In 2016, poor field conditions led to the cancelation before it was canceled again in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tonight’s injury report is long for both the Cowboys and Steelers. Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott did not travel with the team to Ohio as he continues to rehab from injury. It is unlikely we see many starters play in tonight’s inaugural game, but it is the first time in 6 months we get to see some professional football. Steeler’s QB Ben Roethlisberger will also not play in tonight’s game. We do not expect many veterans to suit up for tonight’s game. As a result, this awards many guys who normally wouldn’t see the field the opportunity to prove themselves to their coaches, teammates, and front offices.

We don’t expect a ton of scoring tonight as the total is set at just 32.5. Over the last 10 years only one team has surpassed the 20-point mark in the Hall of Fame game.

The players out on the field tonight have plenty to play for as they look to make the roster as we are gifted to watch the great game of football return!

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Hall of Fame Game Odds - Cowboys vs. Steelers

Hall of Fame Game Moneyline Odds

Pittsburgh: -130

Dallas: +110

Hall of Fame Game Point Spread

Pittsburgh: -2

Dallas: +2

Hall of Fame Game Over/Under

Over 32.5 @ -110

Under 32.5 @ -110

How to Watch The Hall of Fame Game - Cowboys vs. Steelers

Date: Thursday, August 5

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Where to watch: FOX

For complete NFL odds, click here

Hall of Fame Game Injury Report

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report

NamePositionInjury Status
Dak PrescottQBQuestionable
DeMarcus LawrenceDEQuestionable
Tyron SmithOTQuestionable
Amari CooperWROut
Malik HookerSQuestionable
Mitch HyattOTInjured Reserve
Chauncey GolstonDEOut
Francis BernardLBQuestionable
Greg ZuerleinPKOut
T.J. VasherWROut
Trysten HillDTOut

Via ESPN

Pittsburgh Steelers

NamePositionStatus
Pat FreiermuthTEQuestionable
Dax RaymondTEInjured Reserve
Anthony CoyleOTQuestionable
Eric EbronTEQuestionable
Antoine Brooks Jr.SQuestionable
Zach BannerOTQuestionable
Devin BushLBQuestionable

Via ESPN

Hall of Fame Game Results

1962-1970

  • New York Giants 21-21 St. Louis Cardinals | 1962
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 Cleveland Browns | 1963
  • Baltimore Colts 48-17 Pittsburgh Steelers | 1964
  • Washington 21-21 Detroit Lions | 1965
  • Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 Cleveland Browns | 1967
  • Chicago Bears 30-24 Dallas Cowboys | 1968
  • Green Bay Packers 38-24 Atlanta Falcons | 1969
  • New Orleans Saints 14-13 Minnesota Vikings | 1970

1971-1980

  • Los Angeles Rams 17-6 Houston Oilers | 1971
  • Kansas City Chiefs 23-17 New York Giants | 1972
  • San Francisco 49ers 20-7 New England Patriots | 1973
  • St. Louis Cardinals 21-13 Buffalo Bills | 1974
  • Washington 17-9 Cincinnati Bengals | 1975
  • Denver Broncos 10-7 Detroit Lions | 1976
  • Chicago Bears 20-6 New York Jets | 1977
  • Philadelphia Eagles 17-3 Miami Dolphins | 1978
  • Oakland Raiders 20-13 Atlanta Falcons | 1979
  • San Diego Chargers 0-0 Green Bay Packers | 1980The game was called in the 4th quarter due to severe lightning.

1981-1990

  • Cleveland Browns 24-10 Atlanta Falcons | 1981
  • Minnesota Vikings 30-14 Baltimore Colts | 1982
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14 New Orleans Saints | 1983
  • Seattle Seahawks 38-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 1984
  • New York Giants 21-20 Houston Oilers | 1985
  • New England Patriots 21-16 St. Louis Cardinals | 1986
  • San Francisco 49ers 20-7 Kansas City Chiefs | 1987
  • Cincinnati Bengals 14-7 Los Angeles Rams | 1988
  • Washington 31-6 Buffalo Bills | 1989
  • Chicago Bears 13-0 Cleveland Browns | 1990

1991-2000

  • Detroit Lions 14-3 Denver Broncos | 1991
  • New York Jets 41-14 Philadelphia Eagles | 1992
  • Los Angeles Raiders 19-3 Green Bay Packers | 1993
  • Atlanta Falcons 21-17 San Diego Chargers | 1994
  • Carolina Panthers 20-14 Jacksonville Jaguars | 1995
  • Indianapolis Colts 10-3 New Orleans Saints | 1996
  • Minnesota Vikings 28-26 Seattle Seahawks | 1997
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-6 Pittsburgh Steelers | 1998
  • Cleveland Browns 20-17 Dallas Cowboys | 1999
  • New England Patriots 20-0 San Francisco 49ers | 2000

2001-2010

  • St. Louis Rams 17-10 Miami Dolphins | 2001
  • New York Giants 34-17 Houston Texans | 2002
  • Kansas City Chiefs 9-0 Green Bay Packers | 2003The game was called in the 3rd quarter due to severe lightning.
  • Washington 20-17 Denver Broncos | 2004
  • Chicago Bears 27-24 Miami Dolphins | 2005
  • Oakland Raiders 16-10 Philadelphia Eagles | 2006
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 20-7 New Orleans Saints | 2007
  • Washington 30-16 Indianapolis Colts | 2008
  • Tennessee Titans 21-18 Buffalo Bills | 2009
  • Dallas Cowboys 16-7 Cincinnati Bengals | 2010

2011-2020

  • The 2011 Hall of Fame game was canceled due to the NFL lockout.
  • New Orleans Saints 17-10 Arizona Cardinals | 2012
  • Dallas Cowboys 24-20 Miami Dolphins | 2013
  • New York Giants 17-13 Buffalo Bills | 2014
  • Minnesota Vikings 14-3 Pittsburgh Steelers | 2015
  • The 2016 Hall of Fame game was canceled due to poor field conditions.
  • Dallas Cowboys 20-18 Arizona Cardinals | 2017
  • Baltimore Ravens 17-16 Chicago Bears | 2018
  • Denver Broncos 14-10 Atlanta Falcons | 2019
  • The 2020 Hall of Fame game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hall of Fame Game Standings

TeamWLTPct.Last appearance
Washington Redskins5001.0002008
Chicago Bears4001.0002005
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders3001.0002006
Carolina Panthers1001.0001995
Kansas City Chiefs210.6672003
Minnesota Vikings210.6671997
New England Patriots210.6672000
Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams210.6672001
San Francisco 49ers210.6672000
New York Giants211.6252002
Cleveland Browns320.6001999
Pittsburgh Steelers320.6002007
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts220.5002008
Philadelphia Eagles220.5002006
New York Jets110.5001992
Seattle Seahawks110.5001997
Tampa Bay Buccaneers110.5001998
New Orleans Saints230.4002012
St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals121.3752012
Green Bay Packers121.3752003
Cincinnati Bengals120.3332010
Atlanta Falcons120.3331994
Denver Broncos120.3332004
Detroit Lions120.3331991
Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans120.3332009
Dallas Cowboys130.2502010
San Diego Chargers011.2501994
Baltimore Ravens000.—N/A
Houston Texans010.0002002
Jacksonville Jaguars010.0001995
ROI N/A
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