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Browns will not play on Thanksgiving Day, league source says

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Posted at 4:23 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 16:23:04-04

CLEVELAND — To the dismay of many fans, the Cleveland Browns will not be playing the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, or any team for that matter, a league source confirmed to News 5's Jon Doss.

The Browns will miss another year of Thanksgiving Day action in the 2020 season.

Cleveland has not played in a Thanksgiving Day game since 1989. The Browns have an 0-3 record on the holiday in the NFL.

The Browns played the Cowboys in 1966 and again in 1982. Their last Thanksgiving Day match-up was against the Detroit Lions in 1989.

As a member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), the Browns were undefeated in Thanksgiving Day games.

While you won’t be able to watch the Browns on Thanksgiving Day this year, if you save yourselves a plate you can enjoy leftovers while watching them play later in the week.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · TBD· At Jacksonville Jaguars (TBD/News 5 Cleveland)
WEEK 2 · TBD · New York Giants (TBD/News 5 Cleveland)
WEEK 3 · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (NBC)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)

WEEK 2 · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (CBS)

WEEK 3 · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (FOX)

WEEK 4 · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (CBS)

WEEK 5 · Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 17 · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)