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Will the Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame Game be delayed?

CNBC reports that the Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame Game will be delayed until 2021

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In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks to throw in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas.

In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks to throw in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is expected to delay the annual Hall of Fame Game until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC reports.

What’s going on?

  • An unnamed source told CNBC that the 2020 preseason game — originally set to be between the Dallas Cowboysand the Pittsburgh Steelers — will be pushed to 2021.
  • And the Hall of Fame officials will likely push back the Hall of Fame ceremony until 2021, too.
  • The NFL is expected to have a conference call Thursday to talk about training camp dates, which are set to begin next month. The country has seen a spread of the coronavirus pandemic in recent days, which could delay the training camp dates.

Restart to the NFL delayed?

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said last week he worries the NFL season won’t start on time due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, especially with what’s to come in the fall.
  • Fauci said: “Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall. If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”