Another day, another alternate helmet in the NFL.
I’m not complaining, just noting.
Today it’s the Dallas Cowboys’ turn to grace us with a “new” alternate helmet; like the New York Giants yesterday, the Cowboys are throwing back for their design, specifically to the team’s original 1960-64 white bucket with a simple blue star, grey facemask and two blue stripes up the middle. The Cowboys will wear this throwback ensemble for their Thanksgiving Day game against those same Giants on November 24, 2022.
Dallas plans to wear the throwback lid with a navy blue throwback jersey with white sleeves; pants will be white and socks navy. Presumably, this will be replacing their previous throwback jersey, white with blue sleeves; they had been worn once a year during the past seven seasons.
“We’re beyond excited to bring back our throwback white helmets this season,” said Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones in the press release. “The white helmet, along with the throwback uniforms honouring our teams from the 1960s, have long been a fan favourite, and we’re thrilled to bring back the tradition of wearing those helmets and uniforms on Thanksgiving Day once again.”
The Cowboys had previously brought back the white helmet/navy blue uniform combo for a dozen games (including a few Thanksgiving Day matchups) between 2004 to 2012, going 7-5 during those tilts. Originally the Cowboys had worn this helmet for the first five seasons in franchise history from their expansion year in 1960 up through the end of 1964; the team took to the field with their familiar silver helmets in 1965, which they have worn ever since.
Merchandise featuring the new white helmet will be available starting in the fall; until then, you can shop for Dallas Cowboys merchandise that’s available now right here.