The Hall of Fame game originally scheduled for Aug. 6th between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers has been canceled, according to reports Thursday morning. NFL’s Adam Schefter with the details:
The Dallas Cowboys-Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6 is being canceled and the Hall of Fame’s enshrinement ceremony on Aug. 8 is being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2020
The game was supposed to kick off the 2020 preseason in Canton, Ohio, before surges on the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in its cancellation. The enshrinement ceremony which was scheduled just two days after on Aug. 8, has also been postponed.
This is the first time that the NFL has been forced to cancel a major event because of COVID-19. Dallas and Pittsburgh are expected to play in the Hall of Fame Game in 2021.