By John Turney
As a companion to THIS piece I have added another suggestion to the Jerry Jones inbox. Here it is: Respectfully, please consider going back to the original color for the pants for the Dallas Cowboys uniforms.
As you can see in the originals, they were more of a silver with a
|1965. The Original blue/silver|
|1973 a more gray tone|
|1975, Looking a bit blue that season, but could be |
|1977 back to the silver/blue|
There was a change in 1978 to a
hue. more blue
1978, Gridiron Uniform Database confirms slightly bluer hue
|1980s, same blue-hued pants|
|1985 still bluish (skinny numerals)|
|1986. When the fat numerals arrived, so too, does a slight green tint|
This is the one that even looks more greenish on High Definition televisions, at least from my eye. I am confident there are reasons why the pants are the color they are, billion dollar organizations test things, see what works best. In fact, back in "the day" the Rams owner Dan Reeves learned, from research that the shade of yellow that looked best in back and white televisions was buttercup yellow. Reeves would not let his team don a color of that name and the 1964 Rams blue and white uniforms were born.
Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer wrote THIS in 2010. His article suggests a change was being
if it happened, I certainly missed it. The Pantone.com website wrote THIS. And finally, there is the Facebook page entitled: "What Color (is) the Dallas Cowboys Pants". Lots of discussion there. made, but