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TLH: Cowboys will wear Navy Jerseys This Weekend'

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    http://thelandryhat.com/2013/09/28/dallas-cowboys-will-wear-blue-san-diego/

    Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys travel to Southern California to face the San Diego Chargers they will get to wear their “away blues” for the first time in what seems like a very long time. In 2010 the Cowboys played every game either in their traditional white jersey, or their Thanksgiving throwback jersey. In 2011 and 2012 the Cowboys got to wear blue only once in each season, and this game marks the only time they will wear blue in 2013. So this will be only the 3rd instance of the Cowboys in blue over a 64 game period dating back to 2010. Oh, and for the record they are 1-1 in that time frame in blue. They lost to the Patriots in 2011, and defeated the Panthers in 2012.

    In 1960 when the Cowboys joined the NFL home teams wore their dark jerseys and visiting teams wore their white jerseys. In 1964 the NFL said teams could wear whatever color they wanted at home. It was at this time that Tex Schramm exhibited one of his genius ideas. That era was still partially the black and white era. Color televisions had been invented and NFL football was being shown on television. At football games Schramm sat in the press boxes with the reporters. In the press boxes he noticed that on black and white TV that every game looked very much the same.

    This prompted him to pay closer attention to the games live where he noticed the same thing. Every Dallas Cowboys game was a team in blue, Dallas, and a visiting team in white. Schramm felt like if the fans saw different colors each week they would come to appreciate the differences in each game a little more. So beginning in 1964 the Dallas Cowboys switched to white as their home jersey and the blue jersey became an away jersey. A few teams followed this lead. Most notably the Washington Redskins and after the AFL – NFL merger the Miami Dolphins.

    But gradually most teams gravitated back to wearing their darker color jerseys at home and white on the road. There were a few instances where this was not the case, but the Cowboys have become associated more with their white jerseys than with their blues. In 1968 the Cowboys were one of the best teams in the NFL. They were 12-2 and scored an NFL best 431 points. Back at that time playoffs were on a rotational system rather than a home field advantage and the Cowboys traveled to 10-4 Cleveland for their Eastern Conference Championship game.
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Thread mistakenly merged into another. Thread restored and open for all. Enjoy.

    Nice article Hos.
  3. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Active Member

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    Good article.
    And I'm glad..I like seeing the blues every now and again
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Love the avatar
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  5. ClarenceDarrow

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    I always assumed wearing white at home was a heat issue; teams wearing dark colors in the Texas heat get worn out quicker. Same reasoning for Miami.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I am absolutely certain that has occurred as a strategy. But the original intent was to give Cowboys fans something new each game. Otherwise every game is blue vs. white. Honestly, I think every team should follow the Cowboys lead and do that. But I'd be just as happy if we followed the league's lead. That is purely selfish for wanting to see us in blue more often. I think our way makes a hell of a lot more sense.
  7. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    I love the blues... reminds me of the 80's boys.....
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I still have a little of the blue jersey curse in me. Don't take it seriously but I still think it everytime.
  9. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Active Member

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    thanks, can't go wrong with Deebo.
  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Personally, I think it's time to tinker with tradition. Let's go blue at home!
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  11. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    '94 Jerseys or bust!
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Like it when he plays real nice guy.
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  13. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Just hope the blue brings us luck.:D
  14. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Put this one in the loss column
  15. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    No the Cowboys win in San Diego.
  16. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Too early to tell about this team but if the D plays like last game they will be hard to beat unless they beat themselves.
  17. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Does the blue shirt bring us luck?
  18. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    I have been sucked into this "blue is bad luck" too. But when you think about it...this game is somewhat of an exception. Its always on the road when Dallas wears blue and its USUALLY at philly or at washington. So its more of the Cowboys getting beat on the road against a division rival rather than the Cowboys losing because of blue jerseys. Since others mentioned favored uniforms....1976 with the added red stripe!
    It was 1976, right?
  19. kojak

    kojak Who Loves Ya Baby?

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    Can I borrow your crystal ball? I need to know the winning lottery numbers before 9. Thanks!
  20. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    If I remember correctly, the only Dallas victory in 1989 vs the Redskins was in the blues. It was an ugly game, especially from Walsh but we got the win :)

    That was probably the moment I fell for those jerseys.
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