The Dallas Cowboys have one of the more iconic uniforms in all of sports. The recognizable star on the side of the helmet stands out and is a symbol of the excellence the Cowboys have sustained over their 60-year history. The other part of their uniform that has been unique through the years was the wearing of their white jersey and silver pants in home and away games.
While most teams seem to have a home and away uniform, the Dallas Cowboys have generally been able to wear their whites, which has generally been reserved from away games, at home and on the road. There’s long been a belief that the Dallas Cowboys are jinxed when they where their navy jerseys, however, there isn’t enough evidence to subscribe to this belief.
Obviously, what happens on the field matters more than the jersey a player is wearing on his back, but it’s hard to ignore the history. Dating all the way back to 1968, fans have believed there to be a “jinx” surrounding the navy jersey.
“According to legend, the curse started during the 1968 NFL playoffs when the Cowboys were upset by the Cleveland Browns, ending what was one of their best seasons at the time. In 1971, the jinx gained popularity among fans when Dallas lost Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Colts after the team was forced to wear its blue jerseys due to being the designated home team after wearing the white jerseys all throughout the regular season and the playoffs.”
Shawn Ramsey, Fox Sports
In 2019, the Dallas Cowboys wore their navy jersey eight times and their white one eight times in 2020. Per Todd Archer of ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys will be in their navy uniform just once in 2020. They’ll also wear their color rush combination one time, on Thanksgiving. The other 14 contests in 2020 will be in their standard white jersey and silver pants combination.
Many have asked so here we go: Cowboys will wear navy jersey in opener vs. Rams and Color Rush uniform on Thanksgiving. The rest of the games they will be in their normal white jerseys. A year ago, they wore navy jerseys eight times. Blue-jersey jinx be damned.
In 2019, the Dallas Cowboys were 4-4 in their navy uniform combination. They were 1-1 in the color rush combo and 3-3 in their white and silver pants combination. In 2018, they wore the navy jerseys three times. All three were losses. Week 1 at Carolina, week 7 at Washington, and week 9 vs the Tennessee Titans. In all other color combinations in 2018, the Dallas Cowboys were 10-3.
The Dallas Cowboys are set to embark upon a season that could see them as one of the most potent offenses in the NFL in 2020. Doing so in their iconic white jerseys for a vast majority of their games will make them look clean while doing so. The slate of teams they have on their schedule will lead to some really fun color combinations on game day. Here’s hoping it translates to a bunch of wins and home-field advantage.
- Week 1 at Los Angeles – Navy
- Week 2 vs Atlanta Falcons – White
- Week 3 at Seattle Seahawks – White
- Week 4 vs Cleveland Browns – White
- Week 5 vs New York Giants – White
- Week 6 vs Arizona Cardinals – White
- Week 7 at Washington Football Team – White
- Week 8 at Philadelphia Eagles – White
- Week 9 vs Pittsburgh Steelers – White
- Week 10 Bye Week
- Week 11 at Minnesota Vikings – White
- Week 12 vs Washington Football Team – Color Rush
- Week 13 at Baltimore Ravens – White
- Week 14 at Cinncinnati Bengals – White
- Week 15 vs San Francisco 49ers – White
- Week 16 vs Philadelphia Eagles – White
- Week 17 at New York Giants – White