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Carolina Panthers to play at Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day

The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo (9) will host the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving Day, sources told The Observer.
The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo (9) will host the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving Day, sources told The Observer. AP

The Carolina Panthers will play the first Thanksgiving day game in their history when they travel to Dallas on Nov. 26, sources told the Observer on Tuesday.

The NFL will announce the full 2015 schedule at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

With reports that Green Bay will host Chicago in prime time on Thanksgiving, the Panthers-Cowboys game will be a day game.

In one of the NFL's longstanding traditions, Dallas and Detroit annually play home games on Thanksgiving.

The late-November date for the Dallas game means Carolina is likely to face former defensive end Greg Hardy, who could be suspended for as many as six to eight games as a result of his domestic violence case.

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said this week he hoped the Cowboys game would be early in the season so Carolina wouldn't have to play against Hardy, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys last month.

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