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Jets-Lions and Cowboys-Cardinals Are Served Up for Thanksgiving

The New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys are both on today’s Thanksgiving television menu, but unfortunately, they’re playing a couple of turkeys, the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively.

Actually, the Jet-Lion game, to be televised by NBC at 9:30 a.m., might be a good one, even though the Jets are 9-3 and the Lions 6-6. The Lions are coming off a 19-16 loss at Tampa Bay, but they are 5-0 at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., the site of today’s game.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, are struggling both at home and on the road and have a 4-8 record to prove it. They have lost seven of their last eight games, among them a 34-3 setback to the New York Giants last Sunday. Today’s game against the Cowboys (8-4), at Irving, Tex., will be televised at 1 p.m. by CBS.

ESPN offers a college game, Texas at Texas A&M;, this evening at 5 p.m. Both teams are 8-2 overall and the winner will represent the Southwest Conference in the Cotton Bowl against Auburn on Jan. 1.

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Prime Ticket Network will show a tape of last Saturday’s USC-UCLA game tonight at 9. Prime Ticket showed the game last Tuesday night but in fragments. The Pepperdine-Washington State basketball game was televised between the halves of the football game.

On Friday, CBS will carry the Virginia-Maryland football game from College Park, Md., at 11:30 a.m.


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