The National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys announced today that music superstar Mary J. Blige will perform the National Anthem prior to the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game Thursday against the Oakland Raiders.

The Cowboys, fighting for a playoff spot in the NFL's National Football Conference's Eastern Division take on the lowly Raiders in the second 'Turkey Day' game, kicking off at 3:30 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Blige most recently sang 'The Star Spangled Banner' at this year's World Series Game 1 in Boston.