The 2006 NFL regular season schedule won’t be released until April 13, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers know where they’ll be on Thanksgiving this year.

The NFL announced Monday that the Buccaneers will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys at 4:15 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving, which falls on Thursday, Nov. 23.

It will mark the first time in their 31-year history that the Bucs play a nationally televised game on Thanksgiving.

In addition to the Tampa Bay vs. Dallas game, the NFL will have two other contests played on Thanksgiving – Miami at Detroit (12:30 p.m. ET) and the inaugural Thanksgiving night game, Denver at Kansas City (8:00 p.m. ET), which will be played on NFL Network.

Tampa Bay’s entire 2006 regular season schedule is expected to be released on April 13.

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