By Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)
FRISCO — The Dallas Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, the hall announced Thursday.
It will be the Cowboys’ sixth appearance in the game, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most appearances in the history of the game. The Cardinals will be making their fifth appearance in the game and just their second as representing Arizona.
The Cowboys have owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones going into the Hall of Fame, though as a contributor to the NFL, not as an owner, president, or general manager of an NFL team.
The Cardinals will have quarterback Kurt Warner to represent them as he led Arizona to the club’s lone Super Bowl appearance in 2008 as part of his five-season tenure with the team.
Dallas will play Arizona on Aug. 3. Last year, the game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts was cancelled due to problems with the turf at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
In seasons where the Cowboys have played in the Hall of Fame Game, they have gone on to make the postseason 3/5 times with their appearances in 2010 and 2013 not producing playoff seasons. Dallas has never won a Super Bowl in a Hall of Fame Game season, and no team has ever pulled off the feat. The last team to play in a Hall of Fame Game and reach the Super Bowl were the 1988 Cincinnati Bengals.