Preseason opens with Dolphins-Cowboys

The new-look Miami Dolphins, who made major upgrades in free agency, will be among the first teams to take the field in 2013. The Dolphins will kick off the NFL preseason against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game on August 4, the NFL announced.

The Dolphins created a buzz last week by signing big-name free agents such as receiver Mike Wallace, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and tight end Dustin Keller. Miami has played in the Hall of Fame Game three previous times and has an 0-3 record.

This game celebrates the 2013 Hall of Fame class, which includes Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Cris Carter, Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson and Curley Culp.