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Cowboys vs Steelers: A welcome back football open thread!

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For the first time since 2019, there will be NFL preseason football on out televisions! The Hall of Fame Game will pit the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:00 p.m. CT from Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, and you can watch the game live on FOX.

I know many of us complained about these meaningless practice games in the past, but I hope we all can now appreciate them for what they are. These games symbolize hope, as many players on each team’s 90-man offseason roster will be fighting for a job. Even if there isn’t a path to a roster spot on their current teams, the hopefuls will be putting their best effort on the field for all the other teams around the league to see.

With the NFL now having a 17 game season, that means the preseason has been scaled back to 3 for most teams, with the only exception being that these two teams playing tonight will play 4.

This will be your open thread to talk about the game, talk about the NFL in general, or talk about the Chicago Bears.