Since 2001, in collaboration with NFL Films and HBO, “Hard Knocks” has provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to prepare for a football season. Per Adam Schefter, the NFL plans to announce something that involves the future of “Hard Knocks” during “Thursday Night Football” in Week 2. Many think this announcement could simply be a precursor to a cancellation, but what if there are bigger plans?

It’s possible that after 16 seasons on-air, the show the NFL has referred to as the first sports-based reality series is getting the axe? Ratings have been down in recent seasons and to be fair, the drama just hasn’t been there.

However, “Hard Knocks” still offers an inside look that many fans crave. To anyone who tuned into 2021’s coverage of the Dallas Cowboys, there were still several heartwarming moments fans rarely get to see, such as Azur Kamara making the team.

Or like Isaac Alarcón and his family. Witnessing his mother become the biggest Cowboys fan in the stands, shouting words of excitement still sends chills through my spine. For Alarcón, he’s been working tirelessly to make the Cowboys’ roster since 2020 as a member of the International Player Pathway Program. An inspiration to young athletes everywhere, it’s hard not to root for players such as Alarcón.