As it currently stands we are about a month away from the Dallas Cowboys (and the rest of the National Football League) beginning training camp. While it will be awesome to see the Cowboys practicing under the Oxnard sun when they arrive there in late July, we will still be about a month and a half away from them playing a game that holds significance with regards to the 2021 season.
Not to look too far ahead, but before we know it the season will also start flying by and we’ll quickly pass certain checkpoints like the bye week, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The second of that group obviously holds some particular significance to America’s Team as they play every year in the afternoon window on Turkey Day.
Generally people associate the Cowboys playing on Thanksgiving with the team wearing their throwback uniforms. This has not happened for the Cowboys since 2012 because of the league’s one-helmet rule, but recent speculation has suggested that it could be possible once again.
It seems that this idea is picking up some steam.
The possibility of the Dallas Cowboys wearing throwback helmets in 2021 continues to have life
The Cowboys don’t play the Broncos in the preseason this year so they wouldn’t have any involvement in the HBO show if that winds up being the case, but it was another comment shared in this same thread that was a bit more interesting. The same user who shared the rumor about the show also shared that there was another huge reveal on the way, a “big big big surprise coming in July that’s supposed to be a huge reveal by multiple teams not just the Broncos”.
Noted within this rumor was an expression that Broncos fans should “fear the D” which is seemingly a callback to the team’s older logo that featured a Bronco within the letter D. Later on in the thread the same user decided to ultimately reveal whatever they feel is this potential and said that the NFL is going to announce throwback helmets this year and even acknowledged some that they have apparently seen.
To add on the ones I’ve seen:
Browns with white helmets
Packers with green helmets
Niners with silver helmets
Dallas with white helmets
Denver with light blue helmets (one weird thing is the changed from royal to what they looked like on tv it will be interesting to see reactions.)
Seahawks with silver helmets
And Pats with Pat Patriot.
I’ve heard there are more like the Rams have a black helmet but that’s part of a completely different thing than the throwback program.
Bucs have a secret one too that’s not a straight throwback.
The Broncos have actually worn their old logo on their helmets recently, but they have done so on their standard navy helmets as opposed to the old royal blue ones per the league’s one-helmet rule. If the NFL is truly doing away with the one-helmet rule then it would open the possibility of Denver going completely old school as well as the Cowboys wearing the white helmet that has traditionally been worn with their throwback uniforms.
Oftentimes the NFL has liked to have throwback games where both teams wear older logos/uniforms. Consider the Cowboys play against the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots this season they could do so with the former representing the Dallas Texans (like they did the last time Dallas visited Kansas City) and the latter donning their Pat the Patriot helmets.
Arrowhead Pride’s Pete Sweeney and I discussed this idea as well as teams that are sneakily under a lot of pressure this season on the latest episode of The SB Nation NFL Show. Subscribe to the show on Apple devices right here or on Spotify right here.
Many will say that they are just uniforms and ultimately that is true. What a team is wearing in no way legitimately impacts the results from what goes on during the action on the field.
But we are fans. The uniforms that the team wears are the same ones that we buy jerseys of to support the team that we love so dearly. Many people have wanted to see the Cowboys return to wearing their throwback uniforms and while their color rush get-ups have been alright, there is something particularly special about Dallas rocking them on Thanksgiving Day.
Hopefully this actually ends up happening.