Cowboys return to Hard Knocks, for the third time

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America’s Team has been losing its grip on America. It will try to regain some of it during training camp.

Via John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the Dallas Cowboys will serve as this year’s Hard Knocks team on HBO.

This will be their third stint. The Cowboys previously had the duty in 2002 and 2008.

The Cowboys will split training camp between Oxnard and Frisco, resuming their pre-COVID ritual. They have plenty of intriguing storylines, as they always do.

Quarterback Dak Prescott returns from a broken ankle, the defense is undergoing a dramatic overhaul, running back Ezekiel Elliott is trying to regain his pre-2019 form, and the offensive line is firmly in transition.

The Cowboys start the season on the opening Thursday night, at the Buccaneers.

35 responses to “Cowboys return to Hard Knocks, for the third time

  1. Where is this evidence that they are losing their grip on America? Come on let’s stick with the facts they are still the most popular team in all sports, sells the most merchandise, has the highest TV ratings. There’s no evidence of losing their grip.

  2. I don’t see how they are losing their “grip”. They are one of the top 1 or 2 teams in the league. Virtually guaranteed at least playing in the super bowl, if not winning it. At least this is the info I got from Jerruh.

  3. The Cowboys haters have had a nice 25 year run… But when they win again, you’re gonna be seeing blue stars EVERYWHERE!! And its gonna be glorious!! LOL!!

  4. The Minnesota Vikings aren’t even good enough to be on “Hard Knocks”. Even without Aaron Rogers the Packers are expected to take the North Division without any challenge from the Vikings-what an insult!

  5. With its third appearance on “Hard Knocks,” the Dallas Cowboys are arguably no longer “America’s Team,” but rather “America’s Favorite Sit Com.”

  6. Don’t they only put the bad teams on there? If you’ve had three appearances, it doesn’t speak well toward your team’s ownership and general management.

  7. Hard Knocks is 2, going on 3, for having Dallas on the show, and Dallas not making the playoffs that season.

  8. The big question is whether Hard Knocks will contain any Hard Knocks? The series usually ends before final cuts are made. Frequently the storylines have nothing to do with football.

  9. Dear Dallas fans….Popularity does not equal greatness! Have a great day!

  10. I’d listen to the Ryan brothers discuss particle physics for an hour before I’d watch a minute about America’s Losers, the Dallas Cowboys.

  11. I wanted to watch highlights from the last Cowboys Super Bowl win, but I don’t have a VCR in my home.

  12. It’s a boring show now. The teams have learned not to put controversial (interesting) things on camera

  13. So weak. While part of America loves the Cowboys, a huge percentage hates their ass! Put a team on Hard Knocks that hasn’t been on the show before

  14. Hard Knocks has become almost unwatchable. Its a far cry from what it was 10-20 years ago. Amazon’s All or Nothing is ten fold better.

  15. When Jerry’s team won three out of four Super bowls it caused him brain damage.

  16. Why aren’t they picking teams who have NEVER been on it? I’m sure there are at least 15 or so. Tired of seeing the same ol recycled teams.

  17. As a Cowboys fan I’m sick of them being on hard knocks. Have all the other teams in the league gotten a chance yet?
    Honestly, it would be better if they rotated divisions every 8 years.

  18. Was hoping for New England since this is the first time they’ve been eligible since the last time they missed the playoffs. Belichick on Hard Knocks would have been awesome.

  19. Well it’s nice to see the Cowboys finally getting some national exposure

  20. Belichick on Hard Knocks would have been awesome.


    Will never happen

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