Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day uniform up in air


IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys will not wear their throwback helmets for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Oakland Raiders, but they have not determined what jerseys they will wear for the game.

At the recommendation of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee and the Player Safety Advisory Panel, the league is requiring players use the same helmets for all games during the season. The Cowboys have worn a white-and-blue star helmet dating back to the franchise’s beginning.

Instead the Cowboys will wear their normal silver-and-blue star helmet for the Raiders game.

Traditionally the Cowboys have worn white jerseys for home games for years, but they could wear the throwback jersey, white or blue jersey for the Raiders’ game, according to a team spokesman.

The Cowboys are scheduled to be in the blue jersey just once this season on Sept. 29 at San Diego. Aside from the throwback games, the Cowboys have not used a blue jersey at home since 1963 when they called the Cotton Bowl home.

In order to get the throwback helmets ready for the Thanksgiving game the Cowboys have worn them in practice for a few weeks leading into the game to break them in. They won’t have to do that again, possibly ever.