The Dallas Cowboys will wear their blue jerseys in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day match-up with the Oakland Raiders, the first time--according to ESPN Dallas’s Todd Archer--that they’ve worn blue at home since 1964.
In recent years, the Cowboys have worn throwback jerseys on Thanksgiving. But with the league outlawing throwback helmets as a result of player safety concerns this year, they’ve decided against wearing the corresponding jerseys.
“I think everything is about putting player safety first and foremost,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said of the decision. “I don’t know that it’s a given by moving from one helmet to another that it’s an issue but we haven’t proven that it’s not either. So anytime we’re always going to err on the side of safety, so it’s going to give us a new look this year, but sometimes there’s nothing wrong with that either. We’ll continue to look at that.”
The Cowboys are 0-1 in the blue jerseys here in 2013, with the loss coming in Week 4 against the Chargers in San Diego.
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