The 2021 NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys will take place on Thursday, August 5 at 8PM EST (5 PM PST). The meeting at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio marks the beginning of the 2021 pre-season schedule. We’ll show you how to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game Online without cable by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
NFL Hall of Fame Game:
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Thursday, August 5th
Time: 8 P.M. ET/ 5 P.M. PT
Venue: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH
TV Channel: Fox
Live stream: Fox Sports Live | fuboTV
The Hall of Fame Game will be broadcast on Fox in 2021. The game had previously been broadcast on NBC, but Fox now owns the rights to it. That means we should see Fox’s top team of Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color commentary) and Erin Andrews (sideline) on the call; however, Buck was named to the Hall of Fame as the 2020 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipient, so that could have an impact on the broadcast team.
We’ll only be recommending official sources for live streaming the NFL Hall of Fame Game online. While there’ll be plenty of unofficial streams, these are likely to be taken down by the NFL during the game. Aside from making you potentially miss out on the action, unauthorized streams tend to be poor quality with regular interruptions from buffering and lag. You can live stream the NFL Hall of Fame Game via official sources anyway so there’s no need to waste time looking for an unofficial stream.
This year the league is making up for lost time by combining two Hall of Fame classes into one and this NFL live stream will only mark the beginning of an action packed weekend.
Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO David Baker is calling this weekend, “the greatest gathering in football” for a very good reason. The celebrations start with Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game and end with a total of 28 members being added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame by Sunday’s enshrinement ceremony. That’s more than three times the size of an average class.
Both the Steelers’ and Cowboys’ head coaches said they are thrilled to be a part of this week’s events. “We’re excited about this game,” Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin told the media Tuesday, “It’s very important to this organization with five members being inducted.” “It’s the shrine of Pro Football,” said Dallas’ coach Mike McCarthy of Canton, Ohio, “the grass smells a little different there. It’s such a cool experience.”
As forthcoming as he was about his excitement for the game, McCarthy was less than thrilled to offer much information as to playing time for starters. The Cowboys’ head coach did say during his press conference Tuesday that playing franchise quarterback Dak Prescott was “not part of the plan.” The 28-year-old Prescott is coming off a severe ankle injury that ended his season in week five last year. He’s also battling a shoulder strain suffered in training camp. Second string quarterback Garett Gilbert is expected to start for Dallas Thursday night in Canton.
Mike Tomlin let people see behind the curtain a little more than McCarthy saying, “select veterans won’t participate [Thursday night] like Ben [Roethlisberger], Cam [Hayward] and Joe Haden” probably won’t play. Tomlin also said what he wants to see from rookie running back Najee Harris when he was asked how he plans to juggle the 24th overall pick’s snaps with other running backs, “Nothing to juggle. He’s a rookie. He needs the process of game preparation then ultimately to play. We’ve got four opportunities for him to do that.”
Members of the Steelers’ organization being enshrined include Donnie Shell, Troy Polamalu and Super Bowl winning coach Bill Cowher. As for the Cowboys Cliff Harris, Drew Pearson and two-time Super Bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson are among those being enshrined this weekend.
Here is the full TV schedule for the weekend events.
Event: Hall of Fame Game
Date: Thursday, Aug. 5
Time: 8 p.m.(ET)
Channel: Fox, fuboTV
Event: 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
Date: Saturday, Aug. 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Channel: NFL Network, fuboTV
Event: 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
Date: Sunday, Aug. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Channel: NFL Network, fuboTV
How to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game from anywhere with a VPN
You don’t need to be tech-savvy in order to unblock geo-restricted content from abroad. In fact, using a VPN is very quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps:
Here’s how to live stream Steelers vs Cowboys (NFL Hall of Fame) online:
Sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are also reliable options for live sports streaming.
Download and install the VPN app that’s compatible with your streaming device. The above VPNs allow multiple simultaneous connections.
Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the US. In doing so, you’ll get a US IP address for unblocking the Fox Sports app.
Go to the Fox Sports app and sign in via your TV provider. Alternatively, you can watch Fox via select TV streaming services (more on these further below).
Select a live stream, it should now play without restriction. Having problems? We recommend you clear your cookies. Otherwise, try connecting to another server.
The NFL Hall of Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys will air live on Fox. As such, it’s a good idea to test your VPN with the Fox Sports app ahead of time. If you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your VPN’s customer support who may be able to assist you further.
How to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game on US TV
The 2021 NFL Hall of Fame Game (Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys) will be televised nationally on Fox. If you’re in the US, you’ll be able to watch it live online via the Fox Sports app. All you need to do is sign in via your cable TV provider and you’ll be able to watch the event live with no additional charge.
A number of streaming services allow you to watch Fox live without cable. This includes FuboTV ($64.99 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($64.99/month), Sling TV ($35/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99/month). Some of these options include free trials so you could theoretically watch the 2021 Hall of Fame Game online for free without cable, using these services.
However, you’ll still need a VPN and US IP address in order to watch the NFL Hall of Fame Game outside the US. Still undecided? You can always try NordVPN which offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.
The 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be one for the ages. In addition to the 2021 Hall of Fame class, the NFL will swear in its 2020 centennial class after the event was postponed last year due to the COVID pandemic.
The 2020 class includes the following players, coaches and contributors: Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Harold Carmichael, Jimbo Covert, Bill Cowher, Bobby Dillon, Cliff Harris, Winston Hill, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, Jimmy Johnson, Alex Karras, Troy Polamalu, Steve Sabol, Donnie Shell, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie, Ed Sprinkle, Paul Tagliabue and George Young.
Meanwhile, the 2021 class will feature Alan Faneca, Tom Flores, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Bill Nunn, Drew Pearson and Charles Woodson.
2021 Dallas Cowboys: (about)
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2021 season after a very disappointing 2020 season. They finished the season 6-10, lost quarterback Dak Prescott to a broken ankle early in the season and had one of the worst defenses in the league. Head coach Mike McCarthy, not to mention the Cowboys’ boisterous owner Jerry Jones, will be hoping for a bounce back year.
To do that, Cowboys fans will be happy to see Prescott back from his injury and with a shiny new contract (though he is not expected to play in the Hall of Fame Game). The team has also added first-round draft pick Micah Parsons, a linebacker from Penn State, to try and bolster the defense.
The expectation in Dallas is usually Super Bowl or bust, and it has been bust since 1996 and the dominance of the ‘90s when the team won three Super Bowls.
This won’t be the only preseason action that people can see of the Cowboys this year. The team is also the subject of HBO’s popular series Hard Knocks, which will debut on HBO and HBO Max Aug. 10.
2021 Pittsburgh Steelers: (about)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a season when they went 12-4 and won the competitive AFC North. However, the season ended with a bad taste in their mouth following a blowout loss to division rival Cleveland Browns in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Steelers are returning their future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and their Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Tomlin, and hope that the pair can recreate the team that went undefeated in the first half of the 2020 season. Things won’t get any easier within their own division, as the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland are looking to take them down.