NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised that the Cowboys and the Lions will continue their Thanksgiving tradition this season, but he made no promises beyond 2009. In his annual state of the league address Friday, Goodell said alternating the site of the Thanksgiving Day games could be discussed.
Some owners have complained that by hosting a Thanksgiving game every year, the Cowboys and the Lions have a competitive advantage.
"I do understand it's a great tradition in Detroit and Dallas," Goodell said.
Goodell was asked about the ice strom in North Texas this week, two years before the Super Bowl arrives.
"I did notice that," Goodell said to laughter.
He added that the league understood the risk in awarding the game to North Texas and is hoping for good weather for Super Bowl XLV.
- Charean Williams