The Dallas Cowboys are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and will wear a special uniform patch this season to mark the occasion.
Though the team has yet to announce the addition of the patch, rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs gave us a sneak peek during a recent photoshoot.
The patch – which will be prominently displayed on the left shoulder – features a white helmet with a blue star on the side, two blue stripes down the middle and a gray two-bar facemask. The Cowboys wore this design from 1960 through the 1964 preseason and as a throwback from 2004 until the NFL implemented its one-helmet rule in 2013.
Written beneath the helmet in a blue box is the text “EST. 1960,” incorporating the serifed font used by the Cowboys their inaugural season through 1981, as well as on the aforementioned throwback uniforms.
The last time the Cowboys wore a patch on their uniform was a trip to London in 2014, when the team donned a poppy as a way to acknowledge Remembrance Sunday.
Other instances include commemorating the NFL’s 50th anniversary in 1969; the United States Bicentennial in 1976; their 25th season in 1984; the NFL’s 75th season in 1994; the death of former head coach Tom Landry in 2000; the passing of longtime NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw in 2008; their final game at Texas Stadium in 2008; their first game at Cowboys Stadium in 2009; their 50th anniversary in 2010; the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2011; and the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
Despite eight Super Bowl appearances, the franchise has never worn a Super Bowl logo patch. The game-specific patch was first used in 1991 (Super Bowl XXV) but wasn’t a yearly tradition until 1998 (XXXII), and Dallas’ last appearance came in 1996 (XXX).
The Cowboys’ are scheduled to begin the 2020 season at the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 13. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.
Photos via Trevon Diggs and the Dallas Cowboys.