Why do the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions always play at home every Thanksgiving in the NFL?

SOCCER on Thanksgiving is part of tradition across America.

On any Turkey Day, sports fans can settle down and enjoy three NFL games in a row from noon to night.

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Buffalo Bills will be featured on Thanksgiving after they also played last yearCredit: AP
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The Dallas Cowboys are always the center of attention on ThanksgivingCredit: Corbis

The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions always play on the holidays, with a third game in the evening.

Here’s everything you need to know about Thanksgiving football.

How many games are there on Thanksgiving?

Since 2006, THREE NFL games have been held on Thanksgiving.

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Before that, the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys had home games for years.

But the NFL added a third game from the 2006 season.

Why is it always Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions?

Because tradition.

The Dallas Cowboys began hosting games in 1966 and have continued to do so ever since.

The Detroit Lions followed the tradition in 1978 and began playing in the afternoon before the Cowboys’ games in the evening.

NFL chiefs decided to expand it to three games and share the game for other teams in prime time.

What TV channel are the games on?

FOX, CBS, and NBC each host a Thanksgiving game.

The Detroit Lions will be first at 12:30 p.m. ET, playing on either FOX or CBS.

The Dallas Cowboys home game at 4:30 p.m. ET also follows on FOX or CBS — whichever didn’t air the first game.

And NBC shows the primetime game live every year starting at 8:20 p.m.

What’s the NFL 2022 Thanksgiving schedule like?

This year, the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings join the Cowboys and Lions.

The schedule is:

12:30 p.m. ET – Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions (CBS)

4:30 p.m. ET — New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)

8:20 p.m. – ET – New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings (NBC)

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