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Cowboys' star 5th coolest helmet in football history

Promoted from FanPosts by Grizz.

Yahoo Sports Shutdown Corner has been doing a series on the 11 Coolest Helmets in Pro Football History, and the Cowboys' star checks in at #5

Think about the nature of a star, and what the Cowboys have done with it. A star is a pretty basic shape, right? It's right up there with the circle, the square, and the triangle. When little kids are learning about shapes and pounding them into matching holes, they're pounding stars, baby. Stars are big-time.

And the Cowboys have taken this basic shape, and through years of consistency and a winning tradition, have claimed it as their own. If you see a symmetrical blue star somewhere, chances are, you're going to think "Dallas Cowboys." The blue star is to the Cowboys what the red cross is to the Red Cross.

That's about the pinnacle for helmet recognition. Very few teams have ever taken a shape and staked their own claim to it. The rectangle is above being associated with any one sports team. The circle has too many universal applications to be claimed by any franchise.

Nobody owns the square. But the Cowboys have taken the star, or at least the blue one, and they've made it their own.

Added by Grizz

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Although the facemasks above from the earlier years are not time-period proper.

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.

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