There will be no Hall of Fame Game this year.
On Thursday, the league announced that this year’s contest between the Steelers and Cowboys is being canceled, but the two will match up in the 2021 Hall of Fame Game. The 2020 enshrinement class ceremony is also being canceled and will be moved to next year to be combined with the 2021 class.
“The health and safety of our Hall of Famers, fans and volunteers who make Enshrinement Week so special remains our top priority,” Hall of Fame President David Baker said in a press release. “The Hall will honor the Centennial Class of 2020 next August, along with what promises to be an equally spectacular Class of 2021, as part of a multi-day celebration of football with an atmosphere that will deliver for fans ‘Twice the Fun in ’21.’”
The Steelers and Cowboys will now play in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, August 5th, 2021.
This comes as no surprise since the NFL is planning to condense the 2020 preseason to just two games for every team due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The hope is this will give teams more time to get acclimated amid the virus continuing to spread like wildfire across America.