One of the things that we’ve certainly come to know over the years is that there are very few sporting events like the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving. It generates enormous ratings, it has a national spotlight, and it helps that it features arguably the most-popular team in the entire country.
When you consider all of this, it does feel fair to say that there’s a huge spotlight on you if you are the person singing the National Anthem for the game. This is a fantastic platform for anyone who gets a chance to perform, especially since you are doing one of the most difficult songs in the world to do.
Over the years, the Cowboys have forged a bit of a tradition when it comes to their National Anthem performer, as Freddie Jones, a famed trumpeter, often is the person responsible for the song. It’s an interesting bit of contrast, given the fact that typically, Dallas is a team that does everything as big and bold as possible. This is something a little more simple and subtle, and in general, that is in part what makes it good. We get the sense that Dallas doesn’t want to generate any sort of undue attention for something like the Anthem. Instead, they just want the focus to be on the song itself and, consequently, the NFL game that followed.
So long as Jones still wants to perform at the stadium (and why wouldn’t he, given the opportunity for attention), we do think that this is a tradition that is going to continue for quite some time to come. Tradition is really the name of the game with all things Cowboys on Thanksgiving — there will be a halftime show later, one in which Meghan Trainor is the star. (Rest assured, we will be back for a little more information on it.)
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