Are we lucky to have Dallas football on Turkey day?

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  1. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    .... I believe so. Ever since I can remember, Dallas and Turkey have gone hand in hand. Its like a special privilege Dallas fans are accustom to. I've even sensed jealousy from people knowing Dallas plays on Thanky Day. Does anyone remember how this came about? Or when did it start?

    ....;).... Go Cowboys.. :starspin:
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  2. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    When the NFL wanted teams to play on Thanksgiving, no team wanted to. I think Tex made a deal, saying we would do it, but it had to be for life.
  3. JJHLH1

    JJHLH1 Well-Known Member

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    It’s an American tradition.

    One of the best.
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  4. garyo1954

    garyo1954 Well-Known Member

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  5. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Tex was a promoter, and he felt it would put attention on the Cowboys. He was right.
  6. JBS

    JBS Well-Known Member

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    No matter how terrible this team's still great to celebrate Thanksgiving w Cowboys football..there is no debating that
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  7. Fizziksman

    Fizziksman BanditHiro

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    it's a good excuse to prevent going to another place this year.
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  8. dcstar

    dcstar Well-Known Member

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    Have had the luxury to watch every Dallas Thanksgiving day game...some on VCR later that night or next day thanks to my profession...but still... every one.

    Go Cowboys!
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  9. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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  10. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Love watching the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Makes me feel like a kid again sometimes.
  11. Captain-Crash

    Captain-Crash Well-Known Member

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    that's awesome tiny Tim.
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  12. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    Win or lose, Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without my Cowboys playing.

    And to think they can get into 1st place with a win makes me even more interested, I don't care about the record at this point.
  13. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    There's only one Tiny Tim, thank God!!

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  14. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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  15. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆ Zone Supporter

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    [​IMG]"The Cowboys started playing on Thanksgiving in 1966. In the first six years after the Cowboys became an NFL franchise in 1960, the team had a combined 25-53-4 record. President and general manager Tex Schramm was hunting for an opportunity to market the team and jumped at the chance to market his team on a national stage with Thanksgiving games.

    The Lions did it first. When the Cowboys started playing on the holiday, they joined Detroit, who had been doing it since 1934. Other teams played on Thanksgiving before the Lions started doing so, but Detroit negotiated a deal with NBC to broadcast its games, helping to boost the team’s popularity and make it an annual tradition.

    It was a risky venture. Even after a few decades of the Lions playing on Thanksgiving, the NFL wasn’t so convinced another team would be able to sell tickets to a game played on a holiday. The league guaranteed a minimum gate revenue to the Cowboys just in case nobody came to the game. It was a huge success and more than 80,000 fans were in the Cotton Bowl."
  16. Swanny

    Swanny Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't call it luck when no other team wanted to. It took some great vision from Tex Schramm. I wouldn't call it lucky I would just be thankful for Tex Schramm.
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  17. Established1971

    Established1971 fiveandcounting

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    this is my 50th Thanksgiving Cowboy game (well I think I skipped 1 or 2 actually)
    I became a fan on Thanksgiving 1971
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  18. Thrill99

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    I became a fan Nov 17th, 1969. That's when I went to my first game in the Cotton Bowl. Payed $1 to sit in the endzone by the tunnel where the players come out. We beat the Saints that day 33-17. I stayed afterwards by the players locker room and got autographs when the players came out. Good times....
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  19. SDCowboy

    SDCowboy Well-Known Member

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    This season when we suck, sure, because I can just relax and watch. Normally, no, as I don't like being stressed during Thanksgiving.
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  20. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Family, Friends, and Football are an American tradition for Thanksgiving.

    The only downside is when we lose, which is often, on Thanksgiving that spoils the day.
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