NFL Thanksgiving: Raiders-Cowboys Get in Massive Brawl After Game

by Chase Thomas

Thanksgiving is a time for having a good ole’ time with family, but it is also a time for football. Especially football. Turkey and football seem to go hand in hand. Just like the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys playing in NFL games on Thanksgiving. We expect it at this point, but what we do not expect is a massive brawl to take place after the game.

But that’s what happened on Thursday afternoon in the game against the Cowboys vs. Raiders. It was a fun, back-and-forth affair between the two NFL teams in Dallas, but things turned ugly after the game. Part of that had to do with the high number of penalties called in the game. So much so that Cowboys’ head coach Mike McCarthy addressed it after the game.

The brawl began with Rodric Teamer and Kelvin Joseph pushing at one another. It never slowed down, though, after the special-teams play and the two kept going after the play was over into the Las Vegas bench.

So, after the scuffle broke out on the Raiders’ bench things got even more intense. However, this next event occurred after the Raiders won the game and their kicker was celebrating munching on a large drumstick. In the video, you see Trysten Hill of the Cowboys punching John Simpson of the Raiders.

It was a mess of a game that ended 276 penalty yards between the two NFL teams.

Luke Combs Performs At NFL Thanksgiving Game

It wasn’t all a mess in Dallas on Thursday, though. With Big Sean performing the halftime show for the Detroit game, folks wondered who might perform the honors in Dallas and it was the country music star Luke Combs. Combs joined the likes of Carrie Underwood and Destiny’s Child in big-time halftime show performances in Dallas on Thanksgiving.

Combs had just enough time to hit three of his biggest hit songs: “When It Rains It Pours,” “Beautiful Crazy,” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart.”

It’s been a busy month for Combs. Not only did he have the awesome opportunity to perform for Dallas and with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders he has brought home the hardware, too. This fall, Combs won the award of CMA Entertainer of the Year for 2021. It was a big moment for him and his 3.4 million followers.

Combs said of the award, “Still can’t believe this actually happened, but it did because of Y’ALL,” Combs writes. “Y’all listen to the music, come to the shows, and have been with me since day one… THANK YOU!”

So, while the fight between the two NFL teams the Raiders and the Cowboys got ugly towards the end, the performance by Combs and the Cowboys cheerleaders was a huge hit and stole the show for lots of folks.