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NFL: Dallas Cowboys plan uniform switch for Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Dallas Cowboys plan uniform switch for Thanksgiving

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    Miles Austin and the Dallas Cowboys won't be wearing these throwback uniforms on Thanksgiving Day against the Oakland Raiders. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Cowboys you're accustomed to seeing on Turkey Day will look a little different Thursday. Big D won't wear its traditional throwback jerseys and helmets for the holiday tilt with the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium, per the Cowboys' official site.

    The reason? Safety. The NFL has banned teams from wearing alternate helmets to comply with the league's emphasis on concussion awareness. That means Dallas won't dress in the blue-star-laden white helmets they typically wear on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, for the first time since playing in the Cotton Bowl, theCowboys will don their regular blue jerseys for the annual game.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap20...-cowboys-plan-uniform-switch-for-thanksgiving
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  2. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I don't understand why you couldn't wear a throwback uniform with the star helmet, but I don't really care either.
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    So are they, or are they not going to look different at all. They plan a switch but the article doesn't really say anything about a switch.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Kind of interesting to see the NFL care so much about the fit of the helmet but still allow big old heaps of dreadlocks.

    I don't imagine the helmets fit as well with that much hair in there as they would without it.
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  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Switching from the throwbacks to the darks, because the darks work with the existing helmets.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Now...what the heck, nfl.com?

  7. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The Cowboys have been carving up their version of a turducken, an Eagle inside a Redskin inside a Giant.:)
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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Convoluted but I like it. :)
  9. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    So the dark blues as home jerseys? I like it, even if it's by force...maybe JJ will like the look?
    I really think the darks are more intimidating in general and, but they are grown men, etc.
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Looking around the league, having a uniform that "works" doesn't really appear to be a point of emphasis amongst the teams.

    This would have been a perfect contingency plan.

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    Or these. Look at the pants.

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  11. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    The switch is that they will be wearing their blue "away" jerseys at home.
  12. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    I like how ALL the blue colors match on the uniform Troy is wearing....I wonder if that's the 94 season?
  13. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    Best set of unis in all of football. This is how we should look. I can stare at these tops and not blink like their /\__/\ Lol
  14. ilykdrama

    ilykdrama Active Member

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    This, in my opinion is one of the most boring topics that has EVER taken place in the NFL. I'm astounded everytime I see it spoken of.
  15. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    When was the last time the Cowboys wore their road blues at home?
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  16. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    we need to make the blue jerseys our home uniforms for all home games.
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  17. loublue22

    loublue22 Well-Known Member

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    I love the regular blues, so I'm happy.
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  18. alicetooljam

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    "The reason? Safety. The NFL has banned teams from wearing alternate helmets to comply with the league's emphasis on concussion awareness."

    This is the part I dont get...because they dont wear them often, they arent as well fitted as the normal ones? Since they are throw backs the NFL thinks they are made of leather? Has there been a spike of concussions while teams are wearing throwback helmets? o_O
  19. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    They should be wearing their 1970's blue jersey and uniforms. They were classic and you wouldn't have to change the helmet.
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  20. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    1964, Cotton Bowl days were the last time the Cowboys wore their dark jersey at home.

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