For the first time in at least 4 decades, the Dallas Cowboys will use blue jerseys for a home sport.
The decision was produced after the team was unable to use its traditional Thanksgiving throwback jerseys because of an NFL rule that requires teams to wear the same helmet for each game. (Using one helmet purportedly helps prevent concussions, though opinions are usually mixed as to efficacy of the rule. )
While the normal Thanksgiving throwbacks have a blue front with white sleeves, the uniforms Based in dallas will wear in the late-afternoon Thanksgiving game are the solid blue the particular team occasionally wears on the road. Cowboys. com says the blue jerseys haven’t been worn at home considering that Dallas left the Cotton Dish in 1971.
Based in dallas is one of the few NFL teams to wear white at home. Longtime general manager Tex Schramm wanted fans to see various color patterns, which wouldn’t happen if road teams always used white jerseys while the Cowboys were in blue. Thus, the Cowboys bucked the trend and went with white when playing in Big D. And since other NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE teams tend to wear colored jerseys for their home games, the Cowboys rarely break out the blues.
The visiting Oakland Raiders will wear white on Thanksgiving.