On that day, despite a record-setting effort from Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly—who set a franchise record for completion percentage after completing 83 percent of his passes with two touchdown passes—the Bills dropped a 35-21 decision to the Detroit Lions.
Counting their days in the American Football League, this will be Buffalo’s ninth Thanksgiving game.
The Bills went 2-2-1 on Thanksgiving as a member of the AFL, and 1-2 as a member of the NFL, including a 27-14 loss to the Detroit Lions on Nov. 25, 1976, a game best known for O.J. Simpson setting the NFL rushing record (273 yards).
Fast-forward to today and the Wild Card-leading Bills are looking for their third straight win against a Cowboys team that has dropped two of their last three games.
The Cowboys boast the league’s top offense, averaging 27 points per game, while the Bills feature the league’s third-ranked defense.
This will be the 13th meeting all-time between the Bills and the Cowboys, with Dallas holding an 8-4 lead in the series. The last time these teams met, Mike Gillislee and Karlos Williams each ran for a touchdown and the Bills rushed for 236 yards during a 16-6 win on Dec. 27, 2015 at then Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Buffalo is seeking its second win all-time in Dallas (the only other time the Bills were victorious in Dallas was a 13-10 triumph on Sept. 12, 1993).
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game from home:
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Channel: The game will be carried nationally on CBS.
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Eric Wood in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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- Full participant: S Siran Neal (concussion)
- Questionable: C Mitch Morse (hand), WR Robert Foster (hamstring)
- Out: OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle)
- Limited participant Tuesday: T La’el Collins (knee/back), S Jeff Heath (shoulder), G Zack Martin (back/ankle/elbow), G Connor Williams (knee).
- Did not practice Tuesday: LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck), DT Antwaun Woods (knee).