Gater Rockers and fans of The Miami Dolphins are thrilled to hear the team will open the 2013 NFL preseason schedule in front of a national television audience as they travel to Canton, Ohio to face the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, August 4 at 8:00 PM ET. The game will be broadcast live on NBC from Fawcett Stadium. The Dolphins will return to Canton for just the fourth time in team history and will be looking for the franchise’s first victory in the annual contest. Miami suffered losses to the Bears in 2005, St. Louis Rams in 2001, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1978.
The 2013 preseason road portion of the schedule will continue during Week One as Miami travels to Jacksonville, it will be the tenth time the two intra-state rivals have faced each other in the preseason, with the Dolphins leading the series by a 5-4 count.
The Dolphins close out their road preseason games with a trip to Houston to face the Texans.
The Dolphins will return home to South Florida as they welcome a familiar foe, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to Sun Life Stadium. Miami and Tampa Bay will meet for the 13th consecutive season and the 20th time in 22 years (remember the night before Hurricane Andrew when they played in a beautiful moonlit Joe Robbie stadium?). The preseason concludes for Miami against New Orleans as the Saints visit the Dolphins during the preseason for the first time since 2002.