One of the most valuable sport franchises in the world, Dallas Cowboys, joined the NFL in 1960, as an expansion team. It is also one of the most popular teams in NFL, judging by their record of 160 sell out games, 81 of which was on the road. Cowboys hold the record for most Super Bowl appearances, playing in eight of them, along with 8 NFC championships they won. They also hold the record for 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966-1985). It is one of the longest winning streaks in professional sport. According to Forbs magazine, Dallas Cowboys are one of the wealthiest sport clubs in the world, earning about 269 million dollars annually. They play their home games at Cowboys Stadium. Below, we are going to look deeper into Dallas Cowboys jerseys and see if they are good.
Original Cowboys jerseys from 1960 were blue with white sleeves and a blue Texas star on each shoulder for home games and negative opposite on the road. However, in 1964 team’s first president Tex Schramm decided that Dallas football fans should see other teams’ colored uniforms and started a tradition that last today, that Cowboys play their home games in white jerseys. This was done despite the convention that team play their home games in color uniform and away in white ones. Since then several other teams have adopted this.
Today’s home jersey is white, with two blue stripes on the sleeves, while away is navy blue with white and gray stripes and star on sleeves. This jersey is nicknamed “Star and Stripes jersey.” Home pants are metallic silver blue and away are pearlish metallic-silver color. Helmets, originally white, are also are metallic silver blue, with a white vertical stripe, outlined in blue.
During the 1994 75th NFL anniversary, Cowboys wore “Double star jersey”, celebrating their back to back Super Bowls. This jersey is still used on special occasions. In 2004 they introduced third jersey or throwback jersey, white with blue shoulders, their original jersey from 1960. This uniform is worn at least once per season.
Cowboys defeat by Cleveland Browns in 1968 started a belief that their away blue jersey is jinxed, as they seem to lose when they play in them. The curse became popular in 1971, in Super Bowl V when Dallas was forced to wear blue jersey, as they were designated home team.
Needless to say, they lost the Super Bowl to Baltimore Colts 16-13. The only time they won conference championship or Super Bowl in blue jerseys was in 1978, when they took NFC championship.
This curse is widely known throughout NFL, and often home teams will play in their white jerseys to force visiting Cowboys to use their jinxed ones. Most notable are the Washington Redskins, who always play in their white jerseys against Dallas, even though they use their color uniform in home games.
In 2008 Rams had only one victory in five games when Cowboys arrived in St. Louis. They decided to try and invoke the curse, by forcing Dallas to wear their road blues uniforms. The Rams won 34-14.