Cowboys vs. Steelers 2021: 3 things you need to think about

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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Jerry Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, former head coach Jimmy Johnson (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s time to celebrate the Dallas Cowboys. When Dallas takes the field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame contest in Canton, Ohio, the main draw is the pair of folks roaming the sidelines.

Of course, I am talking about former wide receiver Drew Pearson and former head coach Jimmy Johnson. As we ramp up for what should be an exciting and entertaining 2021 for the Dallas Cowboys, Big D must pause to ponder a pair of historical figures who added color to the Star.

The NFL has asked the Dallas Cowboys to open two seasons in 2021. First off, the Cowboys will open the football season in Ohio for some preseason scrimmage. Sure, we won’t get all the stars in action, including quarterback Dak Prescott, but who is complaining about some pigskin in the month of August?

And on another major note, America’s Team will open up the regular season with a bang when the Dallas Cowboys travel south to face quarterback Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Word on the street is that they are pretty good.

Here is a list of three things to think about as we celebrate the opening of the NFL season, but more importantly, the Dallas Cowboys. The 2021 season is here. Before you know it, September 9 will arrive and we’ll be glued to our screens to see the ‘Boys fight the defending Super Bowl Champs.

1. It was all about the hair

Look, as we celebrate the induction of former head coach Jimmy Johnson into the Hall of Fame, let’s not forgot that the NFL is inducting his great set of hair too. I kid.

Finally, we get to see the man enshrined. For fans, this is a welcome tourist opportunity to visit the glorious 90’s run, where the Cowboys earned three Super Bowl Championships in four years.

However, I must note this food for thought. Coach Jimmy Johnson will enter the Hall of Fame but is not in the Ring of Honor at AT&T Stadium. Ouch.