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Dolphins and Cowboys to play in Hall of Fame Game


The Cowboys wanted to play in this year’s Hall of Fame game and their wish has been granted.

And they’ll be playing against another team with a tie to 2013 inductee Bill Parcells when they take on the Dolphins on August 4 in Canton, Ohio. The Dolphins made the announcement on Tuesday morning, a couple of hours before tickets go on sale for the game. Should you not get the chance to go watch it in person, we’ll have the game for you on NBC.

Parcells coached the Cowboys and spent three years running Miami’ football operations before leaving the team after the 2010 campaign. The Cowboys have an even stronger tie to guard Larry Allen, who spent 12 years with the team and helped them to the Super Bowl XXX title. Wide receiver Cris Carter played the final year of his career with the Dolphins, but is only associated with the team by those with strange memories.

Playing a fifth preseason game will give both teams a chance to take longer looks at some of the players vying to make their team, something that should be of interest to both teams after they fell short of the postseason in 2012.

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41 Responses to “Dolphins and Cowboys to play in Hall of Fame Game”
  1. shackdelrio says: Mar 19, 2013 9:32 AM

    They official name will be The First Annual Bill Parcells Unfulfilled Expectations Classic.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 19, 2013 9:35 AM

    The Dallas Cowboys ar an absolute joke. May they enjoy this game aka your Superbowl Dallas fans. We here in DC will be focusing on re-dominating OUR division on the path to Lombardi #4. #RespecttheRedskins

  3. genaro1331 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:37 AM

    Cant wait for Jeff Ireland to interrupt Chris Carters speech to ask him to play for the Dolphins…..

  4. miamatt says: Mar 19, 2013 9:37 AM

    Never been a fan of teams playing that 5th preseason game.

    Still, for a Miami team that was the NFL’s 2nd youngest last year, with a rash of FA additions and a boatload of picks in this year’s draft, maybe it will be time well spent.

  5. riseabovecancer says: Mar 19, 2013 9:43 AM

    So Jerry Jones cries to the media yesterday that says he wants to play in the Hall of Fame game
    and the NFL sunk down to his level and just give it to him.

    If I was the NFL…I would make Jerry Jones pay 95 million to play in the game.

    What a BABY

  6. nakedhookers says: Mar 19, 2013 9:48 AM

    This should make all the difference as we continue on our way to 7-9.

  7. traevin says: Mar 19, 2013 9:53 AM

    Bill Parcells was the best Cowboys coach Dallas has ever had, although Coach Garrett has the potential to pass him in the next few years.

  8. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:55 AM

    Smart move jerry you got what you wanted and that is an extra game for your depleted team to have more injuries. HA HA HA. Also extra time to see what kinda of crap you have produced as a team and start your sorry season off on a bad note. ENJOY.

  9. ccjcsr says: Mar 19, 2013 10:12 AM

    I can’t wait for some Football!

  10. joemammy says: Mar 19, 2013 10:15 AM

    Please don’t let Jerry Jones arrange the seating.

  11. tharoostah says: Mar 19, 2013 10:21 AM

    more like hall of lame game

  12. Nic says: Mar 19, 2013 10:24 AM

    Good, for a minute there I thought the NFL was going to shove the Dallas cowboys down our throat early this year… Wait a sec…

  13. szwhtsup123 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:25 AM

    The new look Dolphins should be one of the more intriguing teams this year. Go Fins!

  14. rmal83 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:31 AM

    Hell yes! Go Cowboys! And everyone who is talking crap about the Cowboys will watch because this is Americas Team!

  15. ceschatz says: Mar 19, 2013 10:32 AM

    The constant hate on the cowboys in these posts just shows the patheticness of the people on this site. Whaaaa whaaaaa whaaaaa. Cry some more rejects.

  16. seeptermean says: Mar 19, 2013 10:40 AM

    Can we stop calling it a game and start calling it a scrimmage, because that’s all it really is.

  17. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:43 AM

    Yay…pre season news…

  18. MichaelEdits says: Mar 19, 2013 10:49 AM

    Perfect. These two teams have yet to recover from the damage that Parcells did to them.

  19. nakedhookers says: Mar 19, 2013 10:54 AM

    Jeremy Shockey to give intro speech for Parcells

  20. FinFan68 says: Mar 19, 2013 11:10 AM

    Not a big fan of the extra “game” but the Dolphins have a ton of new guys to take a look at. Could be beneficial.

  21. cooklynn17 says: Mar 19, 2013 11:13 AM

    Lets face it, if Dallas did not get to play in this game, it would have been John Mara’s fault.

    The Cowboys need all the practice they can get!!!

  22. mrphatal says: Mar 19, 2013 11:31 AM

    Oncce Again, Jerry gets his way..

  23. 69finfan says: Mar 19, 2013 11:46 AM

    Fins Up!

  24. buckeye1nation says: Mar 19, 2013 12:26 PM

    Here’s a suggestion for the HOF game. How about making it a game with teams that have a new head coach. This would give those teams an extra game to learn and adjust to the new system, generate interest among the fan bases of those teams for the new coach.

  25. stunzeed5 says: Mar 19, 2013 12:40 PM

    99% of the Cowboys “fans” on this site have never stepped foot in Texas.

  26. bleedgreen88 says: Mar 19, 2013 12:46 PM

    First time a dolphin player is being mentioned with “hall of fame” since Dan Marino…

  27. thelastpieceofcheese says: Mar 19, 2013 12:56 PM

    Meaningless exhibition games are a joke.

    To make them meaningful, make a rule that the first post season tie breaker should be exhibition games record.

  28. tommynatorii says: Mar 19, 2013 1:20 PM

    The Fins will celebrate being almost completely done with Parcells with Jake Long now gone. Only one left of his horrible involvement with the Fins will be Hartline, who is still a 2nd tier receiver. Glad you’re gone B.P.!

  29. riseabovecancer says: Mar 19, 2013 1:47 PM

    I think the NFL should drop the pre season games and just make it into a 20 game season and have the last game be played that 1st Sunday in January then have the playoffs start that following Saturday and Sunday.
    and Eliminate the Bye week…So when teams plays on Thursday Night, They dont have to play another game till that following Sunday or Monday…Since the NFL already said that they was going to make things fair for all teams to have a chance to play on Monday Thursday and Sunday night…And that game that they play on Thursday Night would be there bye week…So I think that would be fair enough since they dont have to play again till the following Sunday or Monday

  30. azarkhan says: Mar 19, 2013 1:51 PM

    Who wastes their time watching pre-season games?

  31. jimiinpa says: Mar 19, 2013 1:58 PM

    traevin says:Mar 19, 2013 9:53 AM

    Bill Parcells was the best Cowboys coach Dallas has ever had, although Coach Garrett has the potential to pass him in the next few years
    —————————-neither one could carry Tom Landry’s jock strap

  32. phinfan says: Mar 19, 2013 2:11 PM

    A dolphins cowboys game the day Bill Parcells enters the hall of fame? The Dolphins and Cowboy fans can all boo him for doing nothing for their teams.

  33. geauxjay says: Mar 19, 2013 2:35 PM

    The constant hate on the cowboys in these posts just shows the patheticness of the people on this site. Whaaaa whaaaaa whaaaaa. Cry some more rejects.


    Why don’t you try to win more than one playoff game over the last two generations?

  34. ceschatz says: Mar 19, 2013 2:55 PM

    geauxjay says:Mar 19, 2013 2:35 PM

    The constant hate on the cowboys in these posts just shows the patheticness of the people on this site. Whaaaa whaaaaa whaaaaa. Cry some more rejects.


    Why don’t you try to win more than one playoff game over the last two generations?
    So the Cowboys are the only team struggling in the playoffs? Last I checked we still had 5 SB wins in my lifetime, can you say the same about your team? Do you go on all the other team articles and post the same idiot comments?

  35. purpwalk says: Mar 19, 2013 3:09 PM

    a snoozer, for sure

  36. calicowboysfan86 says: Mar 19, 2013 3:30 PM

    Why do you think they’re called America’s Team?

  37. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 19, 2013 3:57 PM

    Good match up. And with Parcells and Larry Allen there, it makes sense.

  38. stevecmh says: Mar 19, 2013 7:53 PM

    The Cowboys are called America’s Team because, some NFL Films script writer used the words “America’s Team” in the introductory narration to the film celebrating the Cowboys 1977 Super Bowl win over Denver.

    The label stuck though Tom Landry reportedly didn’t care for it, allegedly out of concern opponents would use it for motivation.

  39. cuda1234 says: Mar 19, 2013 8:28 PM

    Aren’t the Dolphins and Cowboys proof that Parcells DOESN’T belong in the HOF? He did nothing for the ‘Boys and set the ‘Fins back years with his good-old-boy hires and horrible drafting:

    Tony Sparano
    Anthony Fasano
    Chad Henne
    Pat White
    Philip Merling

    feel free to add more names. If I recall, PFT recently ran a story about how Miami has NO ONE left from their 2009 draft.

  40. romo2dez88 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:36 PM

    Die hard Dallas Cowboys fan that lives in Ohio. I was at the opening game at new Cowboys stadium, I’ve been back there to at least one game ever since then. I’ve been to 18 NFL stadiums to see the Cowboys. I bleed blue, just like many that route for Americas team. Just because we’ve been terrible the last 15 years, doesn’t mean that we don’t have some of the best fans in the world. Dallas Cowboys forever.

  41. mazblast says: Mar 19, 2013 10:52 PM

    Those Steelers fans who got so royally screwed by Jerrah, the Cowboys, and the NFL when the Super Bowl was at Jerry’s dump should buy as many tickets as possible, make the two hour drive to Canton, and throw rotten tomatoes at Jerry all game long.

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