It is just TRADITION
Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.
Yes, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions play on Thursday in Thanksgiving every year.
Although the Detroit Lions have played on Thanksgiving since the 1930s, their record for holiday games is 33-36-2. The Dallas Cowboys did not begin playing on Thanksgiving until 1966, but they are closing in on the Lions' win total. The Cowboys are 27-15-1 on Thanksgiving.
The Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys host the Thanksgiving day games.
The two teams have never played on Thanksgiving because they traditionally host games on the holiday. In 2010, the Cowboys defeated the Lions at Cowboys Stadium, 35-19, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
FOOTBALL... Usaually its The Detroit Lions play someone. And The Dallas Cowboys play someone
On Sunday, October 2, 2011, the Detroit Lions defeated the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium, 34-30. The Lions trailed the Cowboys, 27-3, early in the third quarter.
It will never happen as long as each team hosts a Thanksgiving Day game at its home stadium. The two teams had a pre-Thanksgiving contest in 2010, four days before the holiday. The Cowboys defeated the Lions, 35-19, at Cowboys Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys will play the Detroit Lions at Ford Field during the 2013 regular season. It will be the Cowboys' first visit to Detroit since the 2007 season, when Dallas won 28-27.
During the 2010 regular season at Arlington, Texas, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions on November 21, just days before each team played a Thanksgiving Day home game. The final score was Dallas 34, Detroit 19. The Cowboys lead the overall series 13 to 12. But the Lions have won three of the last four games played since 2007.