Dallas Cowboys will become first NFL team to be featured for a third time on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’
The Dallas Cowboys will become the main NFL team to be featured for a third time frame on “Hard Knocks” in the show’s 20th anniversary season, it was reported Friday.
HBO and NFL Films reported Friday that the five-episode season will make a big appearance on Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. ET.
“America, America’s game and America’s Team had a tough 2020. I feel like this is a perfect happenstance of football, the Cowboys and hopefully the country,” said NFL Films’ Ken Rodgers, the show’s senior coordinating producer. “I’m sure the Cowboys want to put their difficult season behind them more than anyone.”
The Cowboys were likewise featured on the training camp documentary series in 2002 and 2008.
Dallas went 6-10 last season in Mike McCarthy’s first year as mentor. Quarterback Dak Prescott endured a separated right lower leg and compound fracture that forced him to miss the last 11 games.
Prescott’s get back from injury will be one of the storylines to watch, too as how McCarthy can revitalize a group to have confidence in him and his staff.
The show is likewise liable to feature running back Ezekiel Elliott alongside wide collectors Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. On safeguard, first-year facilitator Dan Quinn will attempt to shape a gathering that incorporates guarded end DeMarcus Lawrence and linebackers Jaylon Smith and Micah Parsons, who was picked in the first round in April’s draft.
This will check the first time when that the series has its first scene air after a group has played a preseason game. The Cowboys play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 5.
The outing to Canton will likewise be unique for everybody related with NFL Films because Steve Sabol was as of late revered after death into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The long-lasting NFL Films president, who kicked the bucket in 2012, is essential for the third dad child team in the Hall; his dad, Ed, was accepted in 2011. “Hard Knocks” was a Sabol brainchild and stays as relative today as it was the point at which it began.
“He loved what this show represents because it shows how our business and company could change and adapt,” Rodgers said. “So many people had seen NFL Films for what he had created in the 1970s – the slow motion, ball in the air, wired for sound and orchestral music style. What ‘Hard Knocks’ proved more than any other program, maybe in our history, is that we are not one type of filmmaking company. We are filmmakers that can adapt to any style, any format and on any network.”
This will be the sixteenth season for the show, what began in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens. HBO and NFL Films have a agreement to proceed with the series through 2024. Last year featured two teams interestingly when the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers shared equivalent billing.