Memorable Thanks...Football and turkey, a perfect combination. Here are some of the greatest game day moments from the Thanksgiving Classic.
Cowboys v. Dolph...In 1993, with 15 seconds left, the Cowboys led the Dolphins 14-13 on Thanksgiving day. Miami attempted a field goal to win it, but Dallas blocked the kick. Dick Enberg, an NBC announcer, proclaimed, "The Cowboys will win." But Enberg didn't count on Cowboys defensive lineman Leon Lett. For some unknown reason, Lett tried to chase the ball down. He slipped on the ice and muffed it, giving the Dolphins a chance to regain possession, and then kick a much shorter field goal to win the game. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Cowboys v. Redsk...In the 1974 Cowboys-Redskins classic, backup quarterback Clint Longley took over for an injured Roger Staubach with the team down 16-3 and rallied them to an improbable victory on two deep passes. (AP Photo/files)
Cowboys v. Redsk...A similar experience occurred 20 years later when Troy Aikman was injured and the Cowboys were forced to start third-string Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett against the Green Bay Packers and QB Brett Favre. Garrett pulled through and the Cowboys won. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Lions v. Bills (...On Thanksgiving day, 1976 Bills RB O.J. Simpson set the league record for most rushing yards in a single game by racking up 273 yards against the Lions. (AP Photo)
Lions v. Colts (...In 1965, the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played in a Thanksgiving Classic that also happened to be the first-ever color television broadcast of an NFL game.
Lions v. Packers...Thanks to receiver Walter Stanley, the Thanksgiving matchup between the Lions and the Packers was the highest scoring game in Thanksgiving history. Stanley, who had an otherwise mediocre career, netted 207 yards and three touchdowns that day, including an 83-yard punt return to win the 44-40 game for the Packers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Bears v. Lions (...In 1980, Chicago and Detroit headed into what looked like was going to be a long overtime. But Bears returner David Williams had other plans. He returned the opening kickoff in overtime for a touchdown, the only time that has happened in a Thanksgiving game. (AP Photo)
First Ever 'Turk...In 1989, John Madden awarded the first-ever "Turkey Leg Award" (it was a real turkey) to the game's most valuable player, Reggie White of the Philadelphia Eagles who beat the Cowboys that day 27-0. (AP Photo)
Cowboys v. Eagle...That 1989 game also made instant history for another reason. The 27-0 drubbing of the Cowboys was nicnamed the "Bounty Bowl" when Buddy Ryan allegedlt placed a bounty on the Cowboys kicker, starting the first of three bitterly-contested games between the two teams. (AP Photo/Michael Mylvey)
The First Ever T...Six games were played on November 25, 1920, the first football-filled Thanksgiving.
The Akron Pros beat the Canton Bulldogs, 7-0. The Decatur Staleys beat the Chicago Tigers, 6-0. The Dayton Triangles beat the Detroit Heralds 28-0. Columbus Panhandles tied the Elyria Athletics, 0-0. The Chicago Boosters beat the Hammond Pros, 27-0. The All-Tonawanda beat the Rochester Jeffersons, 14-3. (AP Photo)
Steelers v. Lion...A botched coin toss on Turkey Day? It happened. During the 1998 Thanksgiving Classic, the Steelers and Lions went to overtime. Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis called the coin toss in the air, but the officials misheard his call and awarded Detroit the ball. The Lions went on to win 19-16 on their first drive in overtime. Team captains are now required to call the coin toss before the coin is tossed. (AP Photo)
Cowboys v. Bears...Cowboys QB Drew Henson started the 2004 Thanksgiving Classic against the Bears but was benched after being shut out in the first half. In came Vinny Testaverde. Testaverde, with the help of then-rookie running back Julius Jones, led the Cowboys to victory. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Broncos v. Chief...2006 marks the first year that the NFL instituted a third Thanksgiving game on the NFL Network. The Kansas City Chiefs went on to beat the Denver Broncos in that inaugural night game, 19-10. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)