For decades, the Cowboys wore their regular navy blue jerseys only when necessary.
They've been considered bad luck since the team started bucking the NFL trend and wearing white at home. The Cowboys' site said the team hadn't worn its normal blue jerseys at home since it played in the Cotton Bowl, and that hasn't happened since 1971.
But, wanting to do something different on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys busted out the blue. For Thursday's game against Oakland they wore the normal blue uniforms at home for the first time for that since they've played in the Cotton Bowl, which was two stadiums ago for the franchise. The whole "blue jersey/bad luck" superstition probably went through some fans' minds when the Cowboys fumbled the opening kickoff and Oakland returned it for a touchdown.
The Cowboys have worn throwbacks on Thanksgiving recently, with a while helmet and blue jerseys with white sleeves. But the NFL said teams couldn't use a different helmet for a throwback uniform starting this year, which nixed Dallas' normal throwback look because it had to stick with its silver helmets.
Here's the normal Cowboys' Thanksgiving throwback:
The Cowboys still wanted to do something different for the holiday, so it went with the seldom-used blue jerseys.
It was not a throwback jersey, but it was certainly something the fans in Dallas hadn't seen for a long, long time.
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