We still aren't sure what teams will open up the NFL regular season, but now we know how the preseason will start.

The Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys will play in this year's Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on August 4 at 8 p.m. ET. The Cowboys' organization will be on hand the day before to see one of their great players, guard Larry Allen, get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Dolphins also have a connection to this Hall of Fame class: Bill Parcells finished his career as Executive Vice President of Football Operations. (Parcells also coached the Cowboys to the playoffs in Tony Romo's first season as a starter.)

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin spoke about the game on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday.

"We have 11 draft picks, we have a young football team, so I think this will be a good opportunity for us to get a little more game experience for some of our guys, get a chance to evaluate our rookies one extra time in a game atmosphere.

"It's a privilege, it's an honor for our organization to take part in the festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Hall of Fame Game," Philbin said.