The Dallas Cowboys, led by quarterback Dak Prescott, face the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, in the NFL Hall of Fame preseason game on Thursday, August 5, 2021 (8/5/21) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Fans can watch the game for free via a trial of fuboTV.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Hall of Fame game
Who: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
When: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Where: AT&T Stadium
Time: 8 p.m. ET
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Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)
NFL Alumni Health teamed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch the program as vaccination rates have slowed this summer just as the Delta variant is causing cases to spike.
“We may be in the proverbial ‘red zone,’ but the fight isn’t over,” said NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece. “We hope that the voices of our NFL Alumni will help inspire people who have not yet been vaccinated to explore their concerns with a health care professional, get the facts and decide to protect themselves and others.”
The campaign aims to dispel common myths about the vaccine and encourage the undecided to seek advice from their healthcare professionals to help them make up their minds.
The initiative includes public service announcements, a campaign website and appearances by the former players at vaccination events across the country.
“This is for the people who are on the fence, aren’t sure, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there,” Faulk told The Associated Press. “The beauty of our country is the democracy to do it or not do it. But for the people who are not doing it because of bad information or communication, that’s who we’re trying to help.”
Woodson said he’s sure more people will get jabs in their arms if they ignore the din on social media and ask their healthcare professionals about the vaccine.
“I’m not a person to get the flu shot every year. But this is completely different,” Woodson said. “That’s why I think you’ve got to make the right decision and be educated. I think you should always continue your education no matter what happens. But when a pandemic hits us in our backyard, then we should just listen to the experts and not make this political. This is about life and death.