The New York Jets will be talking turkey this season.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell disclosed a partial list of the league's TV schedule at the NFL owners' meetings in Phoenix late Monday afternoon, and the Jets are on that list. They will be on the road for Thanksgiving Day, traveling to Dallas to play the Cowboys on the afternoon of Nov. 22.
"We're excited to play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 1985," owner Woody Johnson said, " and take part in what has become a great American tradition."
The Jets, whose only prime time game last season came on another holiday, Christmas night, when they splashed the Dolphins, 13-10, at Miami, will play the sixth Turkey Day game in franchise history, only the third since 1963, and the first in the role as the Cowboys' annual opponent.
The last time the Jets played on Thanksgiving, it was in the Pontiac Silverdome in 1985, as Johnson mentioned, where they lost to Detroit, 31-20. The previous appearance was also against the Lions, at Tiger Stadium in 1972, with the Lions prevailing there as well, 37-20.
The New York Titans played — and won — on the November holiday all three years of their existence. They won the first two at New York's Polo Grounds, defeating the Dallas Texans, 41-35, in 1960 and the Buffalo Bills, 21-14, the following season. Then in 1962, the Titans traveled to Mile High Stadium and trimmed the Denver Broncos, 46-45.