Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be able to watch his NFL team play Arizona in the annual Hall of Fame Game next August before taking his place in the sporting shrine.
The American Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Cowboys would face the Arizona Cardinals in the traditional opening contest of the NFL exhibition season on August 3 at Canton, Ohio.
Two days later, Jones and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will be among seven people inducted into the Hall, entering alongside retired legends Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Kenny Easley and LaDainian Tomlinson.
The Cowboys will make their sixth appearance in the Hall of Fame contest, owning a 2-3 record after winning their most recent trip 24-20 over Miami in 2013.
The Cardinals are 1-2 with one drawn as they prepare for a fifth appearance in the Canton contest, last taking part in 2012 when they lost 17-10 to New Orleans.
Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 and the team has won three Super Bowls since then, although they have not captured the NFL crown since 1996.
Warner capped his career with five seasons at Arizona, leading the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl in 2009, when they lost 27-23 to Pittsburgh.
Warner was a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and the Super Bowl MVP in 2000, when he led the St. Louis Rams over Tennessee 23-16