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Cowboys want to play in Hall of Fame game

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With offseason workouts now limited, teams breaking in new schemes want more opportunities to prepare.

And there’s nothing like playing one more meaningless game to make that happen.

According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys hope to land one of the two spots in this year’s Hall of Fame Game, as the team transitions from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 approach.

Per Moore, the Cowboys are indeed under consideration for the game.  Making the Cowboys more attractive is the fact that Larry Allen will formally be inducted into the Hall of Fame that same weekend.

The Cowboys last played in the game in 2010, only three years and — given the 2011 lockout — two Hall of Fame games ago.  But given that the Cowboys always generate higher ratings, the fact that they played in the game so recently may not matter.

Under the “extra reps” theory, any team with a new coaching staff or a new offense/defense should be interested in the opportunity to open camp earlier than 30 other teams, and to have 60 more minutes of live reps.

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13 Responses to “Cowboys want to play in Hall of Fame game”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 18, 2013 8:43 AM

    It’s the only game where they have a shot of winning all year.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Mar 18, 2013 8:46 AM

    They could rename it … Cowboys’ Superbowl. Because this is about as close as they’re getting.

  3. officialgame says: Mar 18, 2013 8:50 AM

    Throw JJ a bone, he needs one.

  4. bballnut50 says: Mar 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    Please, girls go home! Let Purple pride show that day!! CC all day!!

  5. mazblast says: Mar 18, 2013 9:06 AM

    It also gives Jerry Jones one more chance to give his face some TV time. That’s the real motivation for wanting to play in the game.

  6. marine1969nam says: Mar 18, 2013 9:24 AM

    Make the game Dallas Cowboys vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Now that would be a good game being an old rivalry and to see the new scheme of Chip Kelly.

  7. grantlee11 says: Mar 18, 2013 9:41 AM

    As a Cowboys fan I can say this is a prime example one of the teams biggest problems. Jerry, set your goals on playing the LAST game of the season, not the first.

  8. paulsmith107 says: Mar 18, 2013 9:43 AM

    I can understand the hate. Lets face it even while being as productive
    As the lions the cowboys are relevant than any of your favorite teams. The nfl can’t have them win a superbowl because they would be on every single prime time game the next season. It would be the highest rated superbowl ever because quite frankly haters will watch in record numbers to see Dallas lose. So thank you haters for making Dallas the most highlighted team while being no better than Detroit

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 18, 2013 11:30 AM

    The Cowboys have opened the regular season for the last two years.

    Not sure why they want to play in the very first game of preseason when they will be trying to implement the new 4-3 defense. It seems that wouldn’t be enough time to have it even close to ready.

    With training camp in Oxnard, Ca. and the HOF game in Ohio, it seems like another bad idea from Jerry to me.

  10. daysend564 says: Mar 18, 2013 11:36 AM

    Seems fair, since they had to start 5 days later than everybody last year.

  11. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Mar 18, 2013 1:38 PM

    ‘come on guys, make it fair: Philadelphia Passion vs. Dallas Cowboys.

  12. jerruhjones says: Mar 18, 2013 1:57 PM

    Does Jerruh understand it’s in Canton, not in Arlington?

  13. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 18, 2013 5:12 PM

    let the cowgirls play this game just more chances that they will get so called players hurt before the season starts.

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