Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cowboys and Bengals to play Hall of Fame Game

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals will open up the NFL's 2010 preseason when the teams play in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on August 8, the league announced on Wednesday.

Cincinnati is making its first appearance in the contest since 1988, when it topped the Los Angeles Rams. Dallas last played the game in 1999, and were edged by the Browns in overtime.

Both teams won their respective divisions in 2009.

The game will follow the inductions of the 2010 Hall of Fame Class that includes Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, Floyd Little and John Randle enshrined as the 2010 Hall of Fame class.

Tennessee topped Buffalo by a 21-18 score in the 2009 game, which kicked off the 50th anniversary celebrations of the American Football League.