The Dallas Cowboys are in the vast minority when it comes to cheap authentic jerseys choices. They’re among just a few teams that opt to wear white jerseys at home, saving their navy outfits mostly for road games.
But it sounds like that may slightly change soon, according to Cowboys equipment director Mike McCord. He recently told Fox Sports that the Cowboys could start wearing their navy jerseys for big home games, like those with a national TV audience, a couple times a year. The Cowboys already wear their navy jerseys at home on Thanksgiving.
“We’ll incorporate navy a little bit more. You’ve already seen the last couple of years where we started wearing navy at home on Thanksgiving, and that’s all kind of in relation to the Color Rush jersey,” McCord said. “We’ve had some success wearing that jersey at home, so I think we’ll see a little more of it.”
So what’s with the choice to wear white at home most of the time? McCord said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks it’s become as synonymous with the Cowboys are the cheap New York Yankees’ jerseys are in MLB.
“Over the years, the away jersey has had the tendency of changing. That’s because Mr. Jones has always thought of our home jersey as the Yankee pinstripes of baseball,” McCord told Fox Sports. “You just don’t want to change a whole lot of what that home jersey is, so it’s stayed pretty generic and vanilla with just the white jerseys: one color royal number, simple sleeve stripe, and everything else has stayed pretty basic.”
But the white home jerseys originally started as a home-field advantage ploy back when the Cowboys played outside.
“Originally, the white at home started with the heat, especially at Texas Stadium,” McCord said. “As hot as it could be for our late-August, early-September games, I think the heat was a big factor, and one of those things was making the other teams wear darker jerseys on the road, as well as standing in the sun on the sidelines in the old stadium was a huge factor in that. So any time you’re wearing darker colors, it tends to retain the heat. So that was a big part of why the Cowboys wore white cheap nfl jerseys at home.”
Countering what their equipment director previously said, the Cowboys said they won’t wear the navy blue Jerseys at home any more often than they have been.