The first NFL preseason contest in two years will take place this Thursday when the Dallas Cowboys meet the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. FOX will have the coverage at 8 PM ET. The Steelers are 1.5-point favorites at press time after opening at –1, while the total has dipped from 34 to 33.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1.5-point favorites at press time for Thursday’s 2021 preseason opener versus the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Kick-off from the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is at 8 PM ET on FOX. Bet on football at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
With the NFL expanding its regular season to 17 games per team, the preseason has been reduced from four to three – except for the Cowboys and Steelers, who will play four games including Thursday’s matchup. Last year’s exhibition games were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dont forget to check out this new Bovada Bonus Code.
We should see a healthy dose of Dallas back-up QB Garrett Gilbert this Thursday. Dak Prescott probably wouldn’t have played anyway, but that’s now a certainty after Prescott strained his shoulder last week in practice. Ben DiNucci and Cooper Rush are the other Cowboys quarterbacks.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has already revealed that QB Ben Roethlisberger will not play Thursday, as they want to give Dwayne Haskins a chance to prove he belongs in the NFL. Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs are currently No. 2 and 4 behind Roethlisberger on Pittsburgh’s depth chart.