The Cowboys are one of the teams under consideration to open the pre-season in the Hall of Fame Game.

A decision on the two teams that will play in Canton on Aug. 4 is expected this week at the NFL Meetings. The Cowboys would welcome the chance to schedule the additional pre-season game _ bumping their total to five _ to aid in their transition to a 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

Larry Allen, arguably the most dominant offensive lineman in franchise history, will be enshrined in the class of 2013. Owner Jerry Jones will present him.

The Cowboys played in the Hall of Fame Game in 2010 to coincide with Emmitt Smith’s induction.