Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and the rest of the team will be sporting a new look at home. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys will wear blue jerseys at home for their Thanksgiving showdown against the Oakland Raiders for the first time since they called their home the Cotton Bowl, reports Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com.
According to league rules, teams are not allowed to wear an alternate helmet because of the league’s enhanced awareness on concussions.
It will be the second time the Cowboys have worn the blue jerseys this season. The first time was on Sept. 29, when they lost 30-21 to the San Diego Chargers.
The Cowboys (6-5) have traditionally worn their white jerseys at home. For the game, the Raiders (4-7) will wear their white jerseys.
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“I think everything is about putting players’ safety first and foremost,” Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said. “I don’t know if it’s a given that moving one helmet to another is an issue, but we haven’t proven that it’s not either. But we’re always going to err on the side of safety. It’s going to give us a new look this year but sometimes there’s nothing wrong with that either. We’ll continue to look at that. It doesn’t mean you won’t see alternative helmets in the future. It’s just we want to make sure right now that we always err on the side of players’ safety until we’ve really dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s.”EAGLE: Cowboys’ Tony Romo appears on Dec. 2 cover of Sports Illustrated