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Quarterback Phillip Rivers was sharp and so were the Los Angeles Chargers in their 28-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium.
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Quarterback Phillip Rivers was sharp and so were the Los Angeles Chargers in their 28-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has another record.

Witten became the all-time leader in receiving yards on Thanksgiving on Thursday, passing longtime Detroit receiver Herman Moore.

Witten broke Moore’s record of 834 yards with a 4-yard catch late in the first half. Witten has five catches for 29 yards in the opening half.

Witten has set Thanksgiving Day records in career receptions (78) and now receiving yards (838).

Witten needed just 26 receiving yards to pass Moore’s mark of 834 yards going into the game.

“Thanksgiving is always special,” Witten said earlier this week. “One of the biggest blessings I can think of playing for the Cowboys is every Thanksgiving having an opportunity to put that star on your helmet.

“As a kid, sitting around watching and seeing those throwback jerseys … and now being a part of it for the last 15 years, it’s just such a special feeling to play in front of our country and enjoy some turkey and a big win.”

It adds to what has already been a memorable week for Witten. On Wednesday, the Star-Telegram’s Clarence E. Hill Jr. presented Witten as the readers’ choice for “Best Cowboys Player” in 2017.

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