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Cowboys face Dolphins to kick off preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on 'Sunday Night Football'

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Jul 30th 2013 11:45 am

Al Michaels honored with Pro Football Hall of Fame's Rozelle Award

"Sunday Night Football," television's No. 1 primetime program, kicks off the NFL's 2013 preseason schedule with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game this Sunday at 8 p.m., as Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys face second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill, his new free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, and the Miami Dolphins.

Calling Cowboys-Dolphins from Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the "Sunday Night Football" booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter following her first season with "SNF" in 2011.

This Friday in Canton at the Enshrinees Gold Jacket Dinner, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will present Michaels with the Pete Rozelle Radio & Television Award for "long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football." Michaels has served as the play-by-play voice of the NFL's broadcast primetime package for more than a quarter century (NBC, 2006-present; ABC 1986-2005).

"This is tremendous honor for Al, an icon who, for 27 years, has been the voice of record for the NFL in primetime," said NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus.

"I consider it my lifetime achievement award that I get to work with the most iconic broadcaster in sports history," said Collinsworth, entering his fifth season as Michaels' "SNF" partner.

NBC's second preseason game will air on Sunday, Aug. 25, also at 8 p.m., and features Colin Kaepernick and the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers hosting the Minnesota Vikings, with 2,000-yard rusher Adrian Peterson.

"NBC Sports Live Extra" will stream live the NFL/Hall of Fame Game to desktops at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra and can be accessed by tablets via a Web browser.

NBC Sports Live Extra employs a full HD-quality player, which includes a draggable picture-in-picture feature for any of the online-only cameras, plus full DVR functionality allowing the user to pause, scroll back-and-forth, and review plays in slo-motion.

Highlights of the 2013 "SNF" schedule:

  • 19 primetime games, including the NFL's opening game of the season, "NFL Kickoff 2013" and NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game;

  • Every 2012 playoff team makes an appearance on "SNF"; 16 of NBC's 18 scheduled games involve at least one playoff team from last season; 10 of 18 include two playoff teams (Week 17 game TBD);

  • Three games each for the Ravens, Broncos, Patriots, Steelers, Packers, Giants and Cowboys;

  • The Ravens host the Steelers on NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC will broadcast a Thanksgiving night game each season through 2022;

  • Peyton Manning goes home to Indianapolis to take on Andrew Luck and the Colts in week seven. Manning vs. Tom Brady as the Patriots host the Broncos in week 12;

  • Three match-ups among bitter NFC East rivals: Giants-Cowboys (week one), Redskins-Cowboys (week six) and Giants-Redskins (week 13);

  • Three playoff rematches, including a rematch of the AFC Championship Game (Patriots-Ravens) in week 16, and a rematch of the AFC Divisional Playoffs (Broncos-Ravens) in "NFL Kickoff 2013;"

  • Emerging rivalries, including 49ers-Seahawks in week two and Colts-Texans in week nine;

As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December2011,NBC, for the second straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season "SNF" games, "NFL Kickoff 2013," and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC's original "SNF" agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.


Thurs. Sept. 5

NFL Kickoff

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

Sun. Sept. 8

Week 1

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Sun. Sept. 15

Week 2

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Sun. Sept. 22

Week 3

Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sun. Sept. 29

Week 4

New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons

Sun. Oct. 6

Week 5

Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers

Sun. Oct. 13

Week 6

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Sun. Oct. 20

Week 7

Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts

Sun. Oct. 27

Week 8

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Sun. Nov. 3

Week 9

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

Sun. Nov. 10

Week 10

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints

*Sun. Nov. 17

Week 11

Green Bay Packers at New York Giants

*Sun. Nov. 24

Week 12

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots

**Thurs. Nov. 28

Week 13

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

*Sun. Dec. 1

Week 13

New York Giants at Washington Redskins

*Sun. Dec. 8

Week 14

Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers

*Sun. Dec. 15

Week 15

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

*Sun. Dec. 22

Week 16

New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens

*Sun. Dec. 29

Week 17





*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

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