Skip to content

Cowboys to wear blue jerseys at home for the first time in decades

Romo Getty Images

For years, the Cowboys have worn white jerseys at home.  The tactic has become so engrained that, at times, the team’s rivals have chosen to wear white at home, forcing the Cowboys to break out their blue “road” jerseys.

This Thanksgiving against the Raiders, the Cowboys will wear their blue jerseys at home for the first time in decades, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com.

In recent years, the Cowboys have sported throwback uniforms on the fourth Thursday in November, with white helmets and white-and-blue jerseys.  This year, thanks to the NFL rule that requires teams to use only one helmet all year, the Cowboys have opted to pair their silver helmets with their standard blue jerseys.

“I think everything is about putting players’ safety first and foremost,” Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones said Tuesday.  “I don’t know if it’s a given that moving one helmet to another is an issue, but we haven’t proven that it’s not either.  But we’re always going to err on the side of safety.  It’s going to give us a new look this year but sometimes there’s nothing wrong with that either.  We’ll continue to look at that.  It doesn’t mean you won’t see alternative helmets in the future. It’s just we want to make sure right now that we always err on the side of players’ safety until we’ve really dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s.”

And so the NFL will permit players to wear only one helmet for the entire season, even as more and more college teams break out a different helmet every freaking week.

Permalink 39 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
39 Responses to “Cowboys to wear blue jerseys at home for the first time in decades”
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2013 12:09 PM

    Oh no, not the blue jerseys!!!!

    Now the Raiders REALLY don’t have a chance.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 28, 2013 12:14 PM

    Yeah.. their normal super helmets that prevent all those concussions should never be substituted.

    LOL!!!

  3. tinbender2000 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:19 PM

    The only reason why they are wearing Blue is so Oakland has to wear White. They don’t want to face Silver and Black. The Cowboys are scared :)
    Go Raiders

  4. dryzzt23 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:23 PM

    It’s the PLAYERS fault. If they wouldn’t sue the NFL for every little issue, then the NFL would allow multiple helmet designs to be used during the season.

    But since the players sue for concussions and other “injuries”, the NFL must do everything that it can to protect itself.

  5. wttoolman says: Nov 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    Several other teams have worn alternate helmets/uniforms this year. Why would this be any different?

  6. tdubdizzle says: Nov 28, 2013 12:28 PM

    The Raiders are going to blow the Cowboys out today. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. vbe2 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:30 PM

    This year, thanks to the NFL rule that requires teams to use only one helmet all year, the Cowboys have opted to pair their silver helmets with their standard blue jerseys.
    ================================
    The Rams wore a throwback helmet on November 3rd of this year, there is no “new rule”. Not yet.

  8. tdubdizzle says: Nov 28, 2013 12:30 PM

    Jerry doesn’t want the Raiders trademark Silver and black in his home, not on national television, not today!

  9. shogunassasin30 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:31 PM

    To me it, it does seem like Dallas is doing it so Oakland isn’t wearing their Black unis. Not that they think it’s a competitive advantage, but Jerry has a big enough of an ego to not want that silver and black up in his house

  10. tincansailor981 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:34 PM

    Friggin Nike and Underarms have turned the game into a damn fashion show.

  11. FinFan68 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:40 PM

    How did it suddenly become impossible to paint the old color scheme or place a sticker of the old logo on the new style helmets?

  12. joelvis72 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:40 PM

    I know they made their winning reputation wearing their white jerseys, but their classic blue jersey look (see Super Bowl V) was awesome.

  13. kev86 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:40 PM

    Raiders will look better. Both of their uniforms are better than any Cowbiy version.

  14. gbrim says: Nov 28, 2013 12:44 PM

    I can’t understand how an identical model and size of helmet, painted differently, would pose a risk. I would guess that helmets get damaged during the course of a season and players get new ones anyway. Taking it a step further, any manufactured product that absorbs blows has a limited life—you could make an argument that new helmets more often would provide better protection, just like new shock absorbers on your car will provide a better ride.

  15. psunick says: Nov 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    No question about it.

    The Cowboys did not want to be overshadowed by those black uniforms…the best uniforms in the NFL!

  16. selldannysell says: Nov 28, 2013 12:47 PM

    They should change that blue jersey they were to match the style of the white jerseys. It would look much better.

  17. eagles512 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    So instead of having a great classic uniform game with the cowboys white and the raiders black, we get this. So annoying.

  18. stixzidinia says: Nov 28, 2013 12:58 PM

    I can’t understand how an identical model and size of helmet, painted differently, would pose a risk. I would guess that helmets get damaged during the course of a season and players get new ones anyway. Taking it a step further, any manufactured product that absorbs blows has a limited life—you could make an argument that new helmets more often would provide better protection, just like new shock absorbers on your car will provide a better ride.

    —————————–

    Different helmets don’t pose any additional risk. The NFL is ignoring medical science for the sake of appearances. No helmet will stop or hinder the brain from moving inside the skull. And helmets are not turned over each season unless significantly damaged. They are used over the course of years. There are certification programs by the manufacturers to test each used helmet. The helmets are re-finished, re-painted, re-padded (often times not even re-padded), and re-distributed to other players. You can watch vids on youtube detailing the process. And if a player wants to keep his helmet after the year, he gets charged by the team for it. Billionaire owners can’t even spare a drop on the bucket to let players keep their helmets as momentos. Gotta love greed.

  19. hawkforlife says: Nov 28, 2013 12:58 PM

    The tactic has become so engrained that, at times, the team’s rivals have chosen to wear white at home, forcing the Cowboys to break out their blue “road” jerseys.

    This makes NO sense. Forcing a road team to wear their road jerseys?

  20. kd75 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:03 PM

    I don’t think the color of your uniform has any impact on the outcome of a football game.

    But wear whatever you want. Who cares?

  21. eagles512 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:20 PM

    I agree that it doesn’t affect the outcome but for some reason, I’ve always felt uniforms help games look better on tv. Just like the new stadiums have ruined the view on TV. Only a few still have the good view. (Buffalo, San Francisco are 2 of the few.) Others make it seem you’re watching from the nosebleeds.

  22. skinsfolife says: Nov 28, 2013 1:22 PM

    Finally the NFL schedules a game on thanksgiving the cowgirls can win.

  23. jredshoes says: Nov 28, 2013 1:22 PM

    Jerrah wants to give them an opportunity to lose in a different color

  24. liner1900 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:34 PM

    the cowboys wore blue throw-back jerseys at home on thanksgiving just a few years ago.

  25. 1964bclions says: Nov 28, 2013 1:41 PM

    Lovely blue. Plus… They are reversible and come with a matching scarf.

  26. charger383 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    Scared of the Raiders black jerseys

  27. selldannysell says: Nov 28, 2013 1:56 PM

    The question is, though, if they win today, do they stick with the blue at home?

  28. derekgorgonstar says: Nov 28, 2013 2:08 PM

    Best uniform in football. Only Michigan’s home uniforms come close.

  29. jrebar88 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:18 PM

    Decades? Drew Bledsoe was their qb the last time they did this. They were playing against Denver on Thanksgiving in 2005.

  30. raiders742 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:23 PM

    They Are Scared Of That Black & Silver.

  31. milesrunner262 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    hawkforlife says: Nov 28, 2013 12:58 PM

    This makes NO sense. Forcing a road team to wear their road jerseys?

    ——————————————————

    Road teams in the NFL usually wear their white jerseys. The Cowboys have just chosen to wear them at home as well. Blue is actually their home color, which they almost never wear at home.

  32. cardmagnet says: Nov 28, 2013 3:06 PM

    Big shout out to the Roger Goodell Era for ruining one of the greatest traditions in the NFL! Can’t wait till their careers die.

  33. multiplemiggs says: Nov 28, 2013 3:10 PM

    you guys are misundersta d the cincept of this article. Yes the Cowboys wear blue ALTERNATE jerseys on thanksgiving every year at home. Because of the new rule, their helmets wont match the ALTERNATE jersey so they wont wear it. Instead, they will wear their blue HOME jerseys (which they never wear at home) for the first time in decades. Unfortunately, the writer of this article was too lazy to do a little research on when that game was. But I guess you get what you pay for haha

  34. skinsfolife says: Nov 28, 2013 3:15 PM

    I take it derekgorgonstar was referring to the raiders uni when referring to the best uniform in football? There is no way he could be talking about the cowgirls rag. That star and everything about it is HIDEOUS!

  35. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 28, 2013 3:17 PM

    Can’t believe I lived to see the day where men are discussing what colors they are going to wear in a football game.
    Metros have hijaked the game!

  36. Dogsweat says: Nov 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    Best Uni in all of Football, I hope they keep wearing the Silver and( Navy) Blue at home.

  37. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Nov 28, 2013 4:14 PM

    I always liked the Cowboys 1995 uniforms with the stars on the shoulders.

  38. cometkazie says: Nov 28, 2013 6:09 PM

    Just like LSU and their white jerseys.

  39. titaniksigh says: Nov 28, 2013 7:00 PM

    the league has gotten so ridonculous with rules.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!