Dallas Cowboys Changing Uniforms?

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Of course Jerry Jones would never diddle with the most sacred star in sports, but you might be seeing a tweaked Dallas Cowboys' uniform this season.

Why? Hi-Definition TV, that's why.

For years and years and years me and my brother have wondered why the Cowboys' home pants looked - from some angles, in a certain light - green. Ish. Turns out it's because they are. Tex Schramm designed them that unique shade because, on TV, it came across blue-gray-silver.

"When fans go to our home games in person the No. 1 grief we hear about is the green pants," says Cowboys vice president of merchandising Bill Priakos. "Now we're hearing it from fans watching on TV because of HD. It's too realistic."

On old-school TV, Cowboys' green came across silver. On HD TV, Cowboys' green comes across, well, green.

The solution might be a rare, subtle uniform tweak.

"Nothing's set in stone," Priakos says. "But we want the pants to look silver, to be consistent to every fan no matter if they're at the game or watching on TV, whether we're home or on the road. Of course, we'll never change the home white jerseys or the helmets, but we're experimenting with some different shades in the pants."

Thumbs. Up.

It won't be as noticeable as when the Cowboys wore the one red stripe on their helmets in 1976 to commemorate America's Bicentennial or these days when they go white-helmet throwback, but if something looks a little different about the uniforms this season that indeed might be the case.

Turns out even the best, most classic uniform in sports needs a little refreshing from time to time.

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dallasGOON
dallasGOON

Everybody has a white jersey. Nothing special about it. But not everyone has, say, a purple jersey like the Vikes or Ravens, not everybody has orange like Denver, not everyone has black like the Raiders or the Saints. Wearing your COLORED jerseys shows true TEAM pride and esprit de corps. The Cowboys have locked themselves into wearing one jersey, and they have the nerve to try to call it traditional and classic.  The PURPOSE of white jerseys is because the other team is wearing their colored jerseys. The PURPOSE of white jerseys to make the VISITING TEAM take off their PRIDEFUL, boldy colored, home jerseys. The Cowboys, by wearing white, SUBMITS to the other team. Teams are COMFORTABLE playing in Texas Stadium because they are used to wearing colors that they wear playing at home. It's like when you go to an establishment with alcohol and you're not old enough to drink, they make you wear WHITE T-SHIRTS so as to distinguish you from the of age group. The Cowboys' SELF SUBMISSIVE state on the field reflects in their play late in the season. They wear down, they don't play at the same level they played earlier in the season, they look soft, demoralized, and easily figured out.  When they play the Giants at home, the Giants' blue BLENDS IN, while the Cowboys' white CONTRASTS. Every home game, the Cowboys CONTRAST in their own stadium. Tex Schramm's idea of wearing white at home for TV was great.....40 years ago. But in the age of hi-def and NFL Ticket, every team is on a channel in hi definition every week. There's no need for his concept anymore.  The Cowboys must stop this process of SELF SUBMISSION. Jerry, if idea is so great, ask 31 other owners why they don't wear white at home. Sometimes being different doesn't make you look outstanding, it makes you look like an idiot. When it's raining, step inside or grab an umbrella. Don't stand there thinking just because you're standing in the rain alone it makes you special.

Richieb9231971
Richieb9231971

It's about time need to spice it up.. Instead of royal blue numbers how about the darker shade like the road jersey. That would suit me.... Thanks

dallasGOON
dallasGOON

WHAT road jersey? Oh, it's the same as the home jersey.

Dravila
Dravila

We (Dallas Cowboys fan since 1960) are absolete, is that how you spell it?  Anyway, keep the same look and never change nor wear blue at home.  I love it.  Best uniforms in the league and hopefully will never change.  If you dont like it dont like it.  Go Dallas Cowboys!

Three
Three

Yeah, gotta love that white jersey eeeeeeevvvvverrrry week, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. 

Best in the league? Please. They're an eyesore. Even worse, they PLAY like a team that wears white too much and don't want to get it dirty. Soft, passive, and just girly. No wonder they can't sustain great defensive efforts or play fired up. They're too concerned with how pretty they look. Tough teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh would never wear white all season every season like the Cowboys. In fact, nobody does. 

Kjscaff1
Kjscaff1

Jerry,

Go back to 60's uni's. Royal Blue/ White Jerseys, Metallic Blue pants, stripes on socks, "serif" font on the numbers. Blue jerseys were considered bad luck in those days but is a great looking uniform. ditch the navy blue.

Amononous
Amononous

Green pants? They looked light blue to me...almost like the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys should bring back the white pants once in a while and wear them with their old white jerseys like the early 1960s.

Or maybe they could wear dark blue pants with either jersey.

Now the Buffalo Bills have the ugliest uniforms. So do the Bengals and the Vikings. I wish Tampa Bay would get rid of the pewter pants. It's good to see the white ones once in a while.

Nicolas
Nicolas

I like the green pants, its different

Me
Me

What I cant figure out is why Jerry has had ALL the t-shirts, hats etc... made in navy blue and dark navy...WTF? I went to a couple of games and we are the only team in ALL of sports where the fans dont match the color the team is wearing and neither do the coaches....damn Jerry is dumb, can anyone tell me why the man did this to our appareal? god it looks terrible.BRING BACK THE ROYAL BLUE JERSEYS TOO DUMBA--!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I think they should have navy blue pants as well

phil0766
phil0766

Jerry really needs to go back to just the Royal Blue color scheme. The Royal Blue road jersey's, keep the white home uniforms with the Royal Blue numbers and lettering. Also go back to the bigger stars on the head gear and the pants need to be Silver Blue. The uniforms during the later part of the Staubach ere were the best.

Omega D. Hayes
Omega D. Hayes

i like it look good. i hope to go to Dallas to see a game. i love my Dallas Cowboys!!!! GO! GO!! COWBOYS!!!

ufc 118 livestream
ufc 118 livestream

haha i love toney.. best zingers since ali. here's hoping he knocks out randy couture

Kevin Evans
Kevin Evans

The Dallas Blue Jersey from the 1970's. In my opinion, the best uniform in the history of sports!!!!!!!

Paul
Paul

I liked the 70's road blue jerseys, too. Just because the St. Louis Cardinals won a couple games they abandoned them. :-(

AZRICK
AZRICK

I believe when the Cowboys changed their blue jerseys to navy they also darkened the star on the helmet. Their old blue jerseys in the 60s were like the blue on their current white uniforms. They went to a navy blue but kept the royal blue on the white uniforms. Before this change, wasn't their star also royal blue?

Rocky Novel
Rocky Novel

This is nice! How did you learn about this when you were first getting into it?

Matthew Petites Clothing
Matthew Petites Clothing

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Embroidered Workwear
Embroidered Workwear

I think it's a good idea as long as the system doesn't get hacked by their boyfriends or predators and then they are tracking your kids. Embroidered Leisurewear

Ms.CJ
Ms.CJ

What ever shade is used, fine, just so it all matches. Looks like the laundry faded the jersey #'s sometimes - helmet and jersey #'s and starts should match.Whatever - just so they don't inhibit any movement in play !!!! GO BOYS!

Alstan
Alstan

Tex Schramm got rid of those horrible Navy Blue & White uniforms with the stars on the shoulders,after the '63 season. The new color scheme became Royal Blue, Metallic Blue and White in '64. Shorty thereafter, the Cowboys began winning in a big way. Nowhere in any old Cowboys program does the color or word "silver" come up. That belongs to the Raiders and Lions.

The Cowboys "had" the cleanest, sharpest uniform in football from '67-'79. After that, it began going downhill, along with the team's fortunes. Recently though,it's gotten especially bad. What's with the seasick green pants,generic font numbers and no sock stripes? Jerry,re-introduce the classic Cowboys uniforms and colors of Royal Blue, Metallic Blue & White with the old school numbers font.

Majik22
Majik22

Is there a site where someone can go and submit a uniform color and design for this team to be taken into consideration? Ya know, full color, virtual design that can be observed by the Cowboy staff.

Triple Wildcat
Triple Wildcat

The dark gray pants from the 60s/70s have always looked better than the shiny silver pants.

Also, bring back the 60's style font for the numerals. Would look way cool now that no one else uses them. The numerals now are generic - bleh.

Garth
Garth

I miss the old Cowboy blue jerseys, too, even if they did only wear them against St Louis and Washington (and SB V). They shoudl bring back that look.

I also like the old throwbacks with the white helmet and blue star, kinda cool.

sherry lynn alston
sherry lynn alston

put the tom laundry hat on uniforms this season with a shotgun beside it,and win the superbowl!

Kyra Barbo
Kyra Barbo

Shell, or washer method. I get the answer to be 234pi/45 when using washer method but dunno how to do it with shell method. The answer is supposed to be 224pi/45 according to my T.A.

Russell
Russell

Scott (who is openly gay) says that he wishes that the Cowboys would just play naked.

Scotto
Scotto

Jerry needs to look at the unis from the late 80's to early 90's (ex: Superbowl XXVII). Those were beautiful. They look cheap and ill-fitting now. They also need to take off the sleeve stripes (like all other teams) since unis no longer have sleeves. The half stripes look ridiculous....Definitely bring back the sock stripes.

Ex-Mrs. Whitt (a P1)
Ex-Mrs. Whitt (a P1)

To quote Sir Whitt:

"For years and years and years me and my brother have wondered . . ."

Nice grammar, Richie. I KNOW you meant to write, "my brother and I . . ."

Reason #37 why you work at 105.3 The Fail.

chico hollie
chico hollie

HOW ABOUT A WHITE 1960 UNIFORM (WHITE JERSEY)WHITE PANTS,AND ALTERNATE NAVY BLUE PANTS AS WELL AS THE BLUE 1960 UNIFORM PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

chico hollie
chico hollie

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE COWBOYS IN HD 1960 UNIFORM THEY WORE IN THE EXPANSION YEAR PLEASE DO THIS!!!

Michael Santana
Michael Santana

I don't see what the big deal is...? Simply call Al Davis and find out where they get the silver pants...slap a blue/white stripe on 'em and voila! You're ready to lose to the 49ers (and everyone else)...this time, IN STYLE! LOL.

kergo
kergo

I peffer (like Dos XX man)the 1975 Red Sox red......especially the red hat. We call that the "El Tiante" look, after the seminal Redsox ace of the 70's. I can still see his fat, booze ridden body running the bases in the 1975 series. What? You don't know what a world series is?

Bert Echo
Bert Echo

Yes, the royal blue jerseys with white lettering and numbering from the 70s were great. Bring those back!

Fred Goodwin
Fred Goodwin

I'm an "old school" Cowboys fan (bring back "Cowboy Joe" at least for the 50th), so I applaud this move to eliminate the greenish tinge. I always hated it.

I agree with others that I wish Jerry would bring back the royal blue road jerseys. Going to navy blue was Tex Schramm's idea, so don't blame Jerry for that one.

This is a good move, if it happens.

GO COWBOYS!

Ignored One
Ignored One

Best look for the Cowboys was the mid to late 70s. The numerals were the same navy blue shade as the star on the helmet. And the star itself was just a little larger. And the pants then weren't the shiny disco pants they've got now. If you look at their pants then, they weren't silver they were a light blue.

The uniform numbers are too big and fat and need to match the color of the star.

They also need to bring back the striped socks and the NFL uniform czar needs to make the players pull their damn pants down to cover the knee like it's supposed to be.

Delayjf2002
Delayjf2002

I could not agree with you more.  The numbers were more of a darker navy blue than the saphire blue of today.  The pants were more of a sky / grey blue.  I think they wore that uniform until around 83 or 84, than the pants went from sky/ grey blue to a more metallic silver and stayed that way through the 90s.  Then the numbers got fatter around 1987.  About the only thing that has not changed that I can see is the helmet.  I also miss the old royal blue away jersey.

Dan
Dan

"Turns out even the best, most classic uniform in sports needs a little refreshing from time to time."

What, you're going to to be talking about the Yankees now?

In football, MAYBE they're the most classic uniform. (The Colts, Raiders, and others may argue that).

But in sports? Um, no. Dallas sports, maybe.

40 yr. faith
40 yr. faith

i also like the 70's look.. time yo bring it back....

Me
Me

ColorWerx is dead on, great point man!!!!

kurgo
kurgo

Where's all the chicks tonight, hmmmmm? Come on, ya'll can comment on this-right? You know, the Cowboys star abuses nearly 150 to 200 dogs a year. Hello, WTF? Must be a "Sex and The City" marathon on tonight. Or maybe Clay Aikmen is on American Idol. You know that the Cowboys uniform is responsible for nearly 800 deaths in Bolivia-right? I personally witnessed Rowdy dry humping Scott after a big night of coke fueled drunkeness.

Me
Me

Why this man will not bring back the royal blue is beyond me. That is our color scheme with our white jerseys yet, ALL the appearal is navy frekin blue or dark navy blue....WHY? the 49ers went back to the cool and lighter cherry red but not Jerry.All I am asking is as a third jersey, bring back the old 70s blue and tweak that grey numbers outlined in white. The throw back unis now werent even navy back then and the star on the white helmet was royal not NAVY. Jerry has no uniform sense at all.

Shirley Nesom
Shirley Nesom

Silver or gray pants/navy jerseys and navy pants/white jerseys.Just win! BEAT THE SAINTS ON THANKSGIVING DAY!!!!!!

Fraggy
Fraggy

thank GAWD! the green pants look so silly. still doesn't explain why the road silver pants have always looked SILVER, but the home pants looked green. but, no matter, what's matters is that they're fixing the home pants.

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