We’re about two weeks away from the start of the regular season for most of the NFL which obviously includes the Dallas Cowboys. It feels like it’s very soon and incredibly far.
Things will start for Dallas on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. The game will be seen by what will likely be record audiences as it takes place on NBC. Sunday night football.
If there will be no supporters in the stands, the lights will be bright and a brand new stadium will be unveiled to the world. The Rams have been working on their new Los Angeles dig for four years now and are finally ready to show it off.
It was the Cowboys who played against the Rams when they returned to California in each team’s first preseason game in 2016 (Dak Prescott’s pro debut at that). That day the Cowboys wore their Road Navy jerseys which, as fate willed it, is what they will be wearing in Week 1.
What will the Cowboys be wearing throughout the season, however? We now know.
Dallas Cowboys to wear their white jerseys 14 times this season
An objective truth is that uniforms in football are very important. Some things have to make sense, like the numbers players wear for example, and the uniforms have to look cool.
The Cowboys have one of the best outfits in the National Football League and their white home uniform is some of the most recognizable in the sport. Interestingly, the Cowboys are the only team to use their white jerseys as their home outfit, which means they wear it quite often because when playing road games their opponents usually wear their colorful jerseys.
If you’re wondering what the Cowboys will be wearing in every game this season, now we have our answer. ESPN’s Todd Archer noted Thursday night that Dallas would wear navy on the road in Week 1 and his colored jersey (which debuted in 2015) on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington soccer team. Other than that, it’s white jerseys all the way through.
Many have asked, so here we are: The Cowboys will be wearing a navy jersey at the opening against the Rams and the Color Rush uniform at Thanksgiving. The rest of the games they will be in their normal white jerseys. A year ago, they wore navy jerseys eight times. Jinx in a blue jersey be damned.
– Todd Archer (@toddarcher) Aug 28, 2020
As Archer notes, the Blue Cowboys jerseys have long been associated as a sort of jinx at the club (shout Super Bowl V). At one point, that curse belonged to blue jerseys that were more of a royal variety, and the perception continued as the team embraced more of a navy concept.
All of this means that the Cowboys will be wearing their navy-colored and colored jerseys only once each this coming season. The team kicked off a new look for the Navy jerseys on the road against the New York Giants in 2017 when they paired it with the white pants that went with the colored uniform, as opposed to the silver ones that have long accompanied him. The idea was actually originally that of former wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Interestingly, three of the Cowboys’ top four opponents this season (including the first two) make their debut entirely in 2020. The Rams and Falcons have both received criticism for their new styles while the Browns have received tons of praise for their return to a much more traditional look.
What do you think of the Cowboys wearing white jerseys basically all the time in 2020?