When it comes to the Miami Dolphins, every little bit of television face time counts. Last year Dolfans got a first glimpse of the team with HBO Hard Knocks. Admittedly, I would love to see the Dolphins do it again this year. I thoroughly enjoyed that. While that will not likely happen, I won’t have to wait an entire extra week to get my first glimpse of the team.
The NFL announced today that the Miami Dolphins will play against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game a full week prior to the rest of the NFL’s kick-off. In addition, given the early entry into the pre-season, the Dolphins will likley start a week early in training camp.
The news is hardly earth shattering and frankly the game itself is normally boring, but given the fact that it’s the first glimpse of all the new pieces on the Dolphins 2013 squad, it will be fun to watch.
If there was one thing that really got me fired up last season about the pre-season was the opportunity to see some of the nameless faces that work hard to make an NFL roster. While pre-season doesn’t give us much in regards to how the team will actually perform when it counts, seeing the fringe players try and make an impact is worth the watch.