Biggs: Jones floats idea of Cowboys playing in Canton game
Jerry Jones can think of one (fitting?) way for the Dallas Cowboys to celebrate Emmitt Smith’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. He told the Dallas Morning News that he liked the idea of the Cowboys playing in the Hall of Fame Game, which is typically played the day after induction ceremonies.
"I was enjoying Emmitt being noted, and I thought, 'I guess I want these Cowboys to go to Canton and be up there when he's there,' " Jones told the Morning News. "Certainly we could make that work."
Not only would a date in the Hall of Fame Game give the Cowboys a fifth preseason game, it would put them in position to open camp a week before 30 other teams. Some coaches don’t care for four preseason games as it is, and would want to avoid that. But it’s hard to find coaches who would pass on an extra week of camp.
Typically, at least one of the teams in the game has a marquee player enshrined in Canton, Ohio, that weekend. I’ve got a pretty good feeling that the Cowboys fans base will be well represented whether they have a game there or not.
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