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Why Do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving?

Every year, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host games on Thanksgiving, and every year, we run this story explaining why that is. Only this time around, we’ve had to cut out all the Lions jokes. © Icon SMI/Corbis Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how [...]

Why Do The Lions & Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?

You hear the same phrases every Thanksgiving. “Please pass the gravy.” “Actually, can I have the gravy again? I missed a spot.” And “Ugh, why do we have to watch the Lions play again this year?” Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how bad [...]