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Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup will suit up on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Redskins, despite the passing of his brother last week. 

Unfortunately, he learned about the bad news from his sister in the locker room following last week's win against the Atlanta Falcons. 

The day started out with great joy, as Gallup is from nearby Monroe, Georgia, and was able to play in front of family members and friends. 

Fortunately, there is a positive from this story that emerges. The African Children's Scholarship Fund was started to honor his brother's love of learning. Donations can be made by clicking here

As for the football game today, Gallup's presence will certainly be welcomed by a Cowboys team that has been improving each week since acquiring Amari Cooper. 

Today's matchup against the Redskins is one that fares much better for opposing teams' passing games, as opposed to running the ball.

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