Unbeaten Lions visit ailing, yet hot, Cowboys

Why to watch
The two teams who annually host Thanksgiving Day games meet, with the Lions, usually the lesser appetizer, now the big story. Could the Lions open the season 4-0, and move to 3-0 on the road after all those years of road losses? The Cowboys, just trying to get healthy, are suddenly a little bit hot.

Inside story
No one talks about Brandon Pettigrew on that Lions attack, but he is a force when Matthew Stafford is in the lineup, and he could create big issues for Dallas' linebackers. Pettigrew is coming off a 10-plus catch day and the Lions' road confidence has to be soaring after close wins at Minnesota and Tampa.

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