On Thanksgiving Day, Fox Sports covers the New Orleans-Dallas game, a contest which has grown in stature as the Cowboys have won two straight under interim coach Jason Garrett. We have the preview from our good friends at Fox Sports.
FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTESWeek 12 NFL Action Kicks-Off Thursday with Special Holiday Serving of Saints/CowboysThanksgiving Day Coverage Begins with America’s No. 1 PregameFOX NFL SUNDAY at 4:00 PM ETThursday’s Pregame Includes Segment Live from Air Force Base in Southwest Asia
Strahan Not Getting on Cowboys Bandwagon Yet
THANKSGIVING DAY SPECIAL AIRS ON FOX – Everything is bigger in Texas and FOX Sports’ helping of Thanksgiving football is no different as Drew Brees and the Super Bowl Champion Saints take on the Cowboys from Arlington, TX, the home of Super Bowl XLV on FOX. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call the action and once again have the honor of presenting the game’s most valuable player with the NFL ON FOX’s Galloping Gobbler Award. Considered one of the most prestigious trophies in sports, the Galloping Gobbler was first introduced on Thanksgiving Day in 2002 and won by Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith when he rushed for 144 yards en route to a 27-20 victory over the Washington Redskins.Coverage begins at 4:00 PM ET with a special edition of FOX NFL SUNDAY co-hosted by Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee along with analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan. NFL Insider Jay Glazer presents the latest league news and scoops and comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo makes his annual Thanksgiving Day picks. On Thursday’s holiday edition, FOX Sports travels to the site of an undisclosed air force base in Southwest Asia for a glimpse of how our troops stationed overseas spend this very special American holiday. FOX Sports’ Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond broadcast from the FOX Sports Sky Box lounge, a state-of-the-art facility the Department of Defense collaborated with FOX Sports to help build. The lounge opened in June and is where many Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, DoD employees will gather this Thursday for some great food and of course, great football. Myers and Hammond attend several events on the base including the traditional military ‘Turkey Trot’, a race run by most military personnel Thanksgiving morning.NFL ON FOX GALLOPING GOBBLER AWARDIn 2002, the NFL on FOX introduced the sports world to an annual Thanksgiving tradition like no other — the coveted GALLOPING GOBBLER AWARD presented to the Thanksgiving player of the game.RECIPIENTS OF THE GALLOPING GOBBLER2002 – Emmitt Smith, Cowboys RB2003 – Dré Bly, Lions CB2004 – Julius Jones, Cowboys RB2005 – Michael Vick, Falcons QB2006 – Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys QB2007 – Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers QB2008 – DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys DE2009 – Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers WR
STRAHAN NOT READY TO JUMP ON COWBOYS’ BANDWAGON JUST YET – This Sunday, co-host Terry Bradshaw proclaimed on FOX NFL SUNDAY that the Cowboys would begin their playoff push with a win again Lions, followed by a win against the Saints on Thanksgiving. Dallas won decisively on Sunday so does analyst Michael Strahan now agree with Bradshaw’s prediction? “It’s not going to happen,” said Strahan. “They started out so slow now they win a game or two and everybody jumps on the bandwagon. Would it be a great story? Absolutely yes but the probability is slim.”
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