Cowboys wearing helmets with special red stripe
Those watching “Sunday Night Football” in Week 13 between the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts undoubtedly noticed a different uniform look for the Cowboys. The Cowboys were sporting helmets that featured red, white and blue stripes rather than their usual blue/white/blue stripes.
How do you feel about the Cowboys wearing these helmets today? pic.twitter.com/u7XR8xyLLq
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 4, 2022
What’s the reason for the red, white and blue on the helmets? This is part of the team’s effort to honor the military with their “Salute to Service” game. The look is a throwback to the 1976 season when the Cowboys wore those helmets to support the United States’ bicentennial.
The Cowboys are busting out the red white and blue helmet stripe tonight (Salute to Service game). pic.twitter.com/tnmFN8mOnY
— Robert Behrens (@rcb05) December 4, 2022
This is the second year in a row that the Cowboys have worn the helmet.
The Cowboys’ helmets also have Medal of Honor decals in recognition of the National Medal of Honor Museum, as well as decals depicting the NFL’s Salute to Service emblem and the American flag.
You can see the decals on the back of the helmets.
Up close look at @dallascowboys helmet tonight. Not just the red stripe, but also a Salute to Service sticker as well as National Medal of Honor Museum sticker. Thanks to LS Matt Overton for letting me take photo of his helmet!@SportsDayDFW @1053thefan pic.twitter.com/jLW96mPAeI
— KristiCowboySideline (@KristiCowboy) December 5, 2022