The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
The vocal, aggregate angst from Cowboys fans is quite understandable. While you would be right to direct your anger at some well-heeled Cowboys, Tony Romo isn’t one of them. In fact, he is the reason you really matter.
Matt Prater kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Peyton Manning and Denver overcame the first 500-yard passing game in Dallas history to keep the Broncos unbeaten with a 51-48 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
Peyton Manning is keeping up his record pace of touchdown passes to start the season.
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris sustained a concussion and didn’t return for the second half of Denver’s game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Great isn’t good enough for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. They’re treating opponents like the scout squad they practice against, moving up and down the field with little resistance.
As a rookie, Morris Claiborne experienced plenty of growing pains but showed early signs of future potential. With a new defensive coordinator in Monte Kiffin bringing a new defensive style, Claiborne should become a real star in Dallas.
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t the only one haunted by the “Immaculate Deflection.” So is Brandon Stokley.