3 things to watch for during Steelers vs. Cowboys Hall of Fame Game

Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dan Moore Jr. #65 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game. Here are three things fans should be watching for tonight. 

The final score of the Steelers vs Cowboys Hall of Fame Game doesn’t really matter. Priority number one is escaping this contest without any major injuries. After that, the next most important thing we can witness tonight is an improvement from young players and positional groups on the team.

So far during Steelers training camp, many young players have shined while others give us ample cause for concern heading into the 2021 preseason. While they still have approximately one month to turn things around before the regular season, we would like to see that progress come sooner rather than later. Here are three things all Steelers fans should be watching for in tonight’s Hall of Fame Game:

Consistency along the offensive line

Forget about continuity at this point. After having very little turnover on the offensive line for the better part of a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to have four new starters protecting Ben Roethlisberger in 2021. This in itself is scary to think about.

Though this group doesn’t have the familiarity and chemistry of years playing alongside each other, they did get significantly younger this season. Unfortunately, doesn’t guarantee this group will be better this year.

While at least three projected starters are unlikely to play in this game, we still want to see how Pittsburgh’s young OL does with their first real challenge – specifically rookie draft picks Kendrick Green and Dan Moore. These two players are expected to see a lot of action. With LT Chukwuma Okorafor injured and with no other great options at center, both Moore and Green could serve big roles on the team this year. They have each struggled at times during training camp, and we would like them to give us some reason to be confident in the offensive line after tonight.