Cowboys among best professional uniforms?
The Cowboys have one of the most recognizable uniforms in all of sports. But that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone views them as one of the top outfits when all four leagues are considered.
It’s difficult enough to study photos of 122 uniforms, let alone rank them all. NFL.com recently unveiled a ranking of the uniforms representing all NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL teams.
The Cowboys were No. 58, highest of the four area teams, but lowest compared to the other NFC East franchises. The Redskins were 10th, ahead of the Giants (14) and Eagles (50).
Of the D-FW teams, the Rangers were the lowest at 105, followed by the Stars (92) and Mavericks (65).
“This is heresy to a lot of people, but the Cowboys have the most overrated uniforms in sports,” NFL.com’s Dave Dameshek wrote. “The blue is too bright, the pants are too shiny, and — on the rare occasion they don’t wear their white jerseys — they opt for navy instead of the royal blue gems from Super Bowl V.”
Here is Dameshek’s comments on the other local teams.
Rangers: “It’s hard to make a combo of two primary colors look bad … but the Rangers pull it off with (one of) their current getups. You can’t have red caps and socks with blue lettering across the chest. The blue-based unis greatest crime is being boring.”
Stars: “The Stars get a tap of the stick on the ice for trying something different. Few NHL teams have ever displayed their name or player numbers on the front of the sweater — the result makes about as much sense as hockey in the Sun Belt.”
Mavericks: “Two tones of blue with green accents make for an unorthodox-but-potentially nice mix … but the design here looks less ‘NBA player’ than ‘country club tennis pro.'”
Dameshek’s top 10 is as follows:
1. Philadelphia Flyers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Oakland Raiders
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Chicago Blackhawks
6. New York Yankees
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
8. New York Jets
9. Boston Celtics
10. Washington Redskins
You might not care, but here’s my top 10:
1. New York Yankees
2. Oakland Raiders
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. Detroit Tigers
5. Boston Celtics
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Los Angeles Lakers
10. New York Knicks
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