Every single year, fans have been accustomed to the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions having Thanksgiving home games as its become a tradition unlike any other.
That hasn’t stopped other fan bases from complaining about it, because both franchises haven’t exactly been the model of consistency when it comes to be a winning team. Cowboys definitely have the edge there recently.
The Philadelphia Eagles took it a step further when they actually submitted a proposal to the league that would make Detroit and Dallas both alternate home and road years on the calendar, according to Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith.
Here’s what they basically wanted to do before they would completely back down from it.
“The league confirmed today that the Eagles submitted a proposal for a change in the league resolutions that would have seen the Lions and Cowboys continue to play on Thanksgiving each year, but to play on the road every other year.
The text of the Eagles’ proposal read, “to continue the annual tradition of having Dallas and Detroit play on Thanksgiving, provided that one of those clubs host a home game with the other club playing away, and alternating home and away games each subsequent season.”
It’s easy to see why the Eagles would think it gives the Lions and Cowboys an advantage to host on Thanksgiving each year, and that other teams should get into the rotation more often. But they withdrew the proposal, presumably because they knew it wasn’t going to pass. There’s been talk for years of changing the Thanksgiving schedule, but the Lions and Cowboys have always successfully held on, and they will again this year.”
Since 1978, the Lions and Cowboys have each hosted a Thanksgiving game at their respective home stadiums.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.