According to the Cowboys, playing at home in the AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys’ helmets will have a red stripe on them Sunday to honor veterans and remember the 1976 season.    

Instead of wearing the blue-white-blue striping down the middle of the helmet, the Cowboys will wear red-white-blue Sunday for the game against the Denver Broncos.    

In this weekend’s salute service game, the Cowboys officials decided to make the uniform change to honor veterans by honoring Medal of Honor recipients of the NFL’s Salute to Service initiative.  

Charlotte Jones, Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chairman of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, said, “This will truly be a special day for all of us as we salute the men and women around the world who protect and defend our country. We are honored to have our Medal of Honor recipients in attendance, representing the 3,508 recipients of the nation’s most prestigious military decoration, who made heroic sacrifices, many the ultimate sacrifice while preserving our freedom.”

She continued, “The red stripe on the helmet provides a beautiful ribbon to wrap around this salute to those who currently serve our country’s military—and the patriotic love and appreciation that we all share for those who came before them.”    

Also, the helmet is a throwback for Cowboys fans. The team used the same helmet striping during the 1976 season’s bicentennial celebration, commemorating America becoming an independent republic.    

The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos helmets will have Medal of Honor decals to recognize the National Medal of Honor Museum and decals representing the NFL’s Salute to Service emblem and the American flag.  

In early 2022, the museum is set to break ground and recognize the valor acts by Medal of Honor recipients. Also, celebrating how they espouse the timeless American ideals of courage and sacrifice, patriotism and citizenship, and integrity and commitment they represent.