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 Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have never faced each other on Thanksgiving day.
Yes, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions play on Thursday in Thanksgiving every year.
It is just TRADITION
Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.
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.
no detroit and dallas will always play on thanksgiving.
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.
Dallas, at least pro football fans and the Dallas Cowboys, celebrate Thanksgiving with football. The Cowboys host a home game every Thanksgiving. And those who are not Dallas Cowboys fans, if there are any in Dallas, celebrate Thanksgiving the same as the rest of the country, by getting together with family for a big turkey dinner.
Through the 2017 season, the Dallas Cowboys are 30-19-1 in Thanksgiving Day games.
Yes. They are playing on Thanksgiving Day against Oakland.
Technically speaking, it isn't true. There is a third Thanksgiving game played after the Cowboys' traditional afternoon game.