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Cowboys WR Allen Hurns Announces Jersey Number

When Allen Hurns signed with the Dallas Cowboys, he knew his #88 jersey would not follow him from Jacksonville. That number already belongs to his prospective teammate, Dez Bryant.

So today, Hurns announced what new number he would sport as a Cowboy:

https://twitter.com/A1hurns/status/978283315798138880

The #17 was just made available by the retirement of quarterback Kellen Moore, who has moved from the roster to the coaching staff.

Head coach Jason Garrett also wore #17 during his playing career. It was also infamously worn by QB Quincy Carter, who we remember for all the wrong reasons.

The last noteworthy receiver to wear the number was special teams ace Dwayne Harris, who was with the team from 2011-2014.

Given the legacy of #88 in Dallas, it’s unlikely that Allen Hurns would get to take the number even if Dez Bryant ends up released or traded before the offseason’s over. It has previously belonged to Michael Irving and Drew Pearson, lifelong Cowboys, and would saved for the next rookie with big expectations.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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