When the Cowboys moved out of the Cotton Bowl in 1971, they decided, along with the improvements of color TV, that they would wear white at home to give the viewing audience a variety of different uniform matchups for every home game. Instead of blue vs white, it was white vs whatever the opposition’s team color was.
They’ve kept that tradition to this very day. The only time the Cowboys have worn blue at home was when they decided to wear throwbacks, which they have done in past Thanksgiving Day games.
However due to the new helmet rule that prevents them from wearing their traditional throwbacks and the Cowboys’ already informing the league back in the summer they’d wear their dark color on Thanksgiving, they have decided to wear their blue road uniforms. They could have worn their throwbacks with their current helmets, but that wouldn’t look too good.
What a finish!
With the game clocking winding down, Matthew Stafford signaled to his team that he wanted to spike the ball. Instead, he saw that the defense was relaxed and he snuck in for the winning score.
Big props to Stafford for noticing that.
But should Stafford receive all the praise or should the Cowboys receive some of the brunt of it for being so dumb. If they know their football, they know that one of Dan Marino’s most famous plays involved a fake like that. And in any situation, why would they relax on defense? If Stafford was to spike, then let him spike. But don’t relax.
Was this more Stafford being smart or Cowboys being dumb? A little bit of both, but I think it’s more of the Cowboys defense being fools.
Earlier in the day while responding to a fan’s question, the Dallas Cowboys took a jab at the Dallas Stars. The tweet was later deleted but as you can see, the Stars caught it before it went off the Internet.
In response to it, the Stars posted the above image, saying that their #9 can get the job done. That’s Mike Modano with the team’s Stanley Cup trophy.
After seeing this, I have to say this is pretty pathetic on both sides of the argument.
Jerry Brown 1987-2012
Yesterday’s tragedy involving Josh Brent and Jerry Brown was a wake up call to an already struggling NFL family. With players being caught with DUIs, possession of drugs and so many other problems, the NFL is being tarnished with players that just don’t know how to conduct themselves in public.
There was this piece written by Mike Freeman that summed up my thoughts on this perfectly.
The point that Freeman made that was very clear was that the players have been given so many opportunities to prevent these incidents yet they ignore it.
I have been on record about not being a fan of the Cowboys’ uniforms. And for good reason. Take a look at their uniform.
- Mismatching blues. There are three shades of it.
- The the silver on their helmet doesn’t match their pants.
- The sleeve stripes feature black, which isn’t part of the team colors.
- It’s like three different elements from three different teams thrown together in one.
- Plus their blue tops look nothing like their white jerseys. And they use different pants too.
But after watching some of Monday’s preseason game, I have realized that Nike has actually made the uniform worse.
As shown by the link above, Tony Romo’s sleeve stripes are actually at the bottom of the sleeve. That looks fine. But now, Nike has changed it.
Romo’s sleeve stripes are out of place.