Cardinals to play Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the 2017 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, will feature the Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys.

The game, which kicks off the 2017 preseason, will be played on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The team selection corresponds with two of the individuals being inducted into the Hall of Fame: Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Others being inducted into the Hall on Saturday, Aug. 7, are kicker Morten Anderson, running back Terrell Davis, safety Kenny Easley, defensive end Jason Taylor and running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

The Cardinals last played in the Hall of Fame Game in 2012 vs. the New Orleans Saints. They played the New York Giants in the first Hall of Fame Game in 1962.

Warner joins 12 other Hall of Fame members connected to the Cardinals franchise: Halfback Ernie Nevers (1963), coach Jimmy Conzelman (class of 1964), halfback John “Paddy” Driscoll (1965), owner Charles W. Bidwill Sr. (1967), halfback Charley Trippi (1968) halfback Ollie Matson (1972), cornerback Dick “Night Train” Lane (1974), safety Larry Wilson (1978), tight end Jackie Smith (1994), tackle Dan Dierdorf (1996), cornerback Roger Wehrli (2007) and cornerback Aeneas Williams (2010).