The Dallas Cowboys’ logo is one of the most iconic in sports history and it has since developed into a worldwide brand. The good old lone star has graced the team’s helmet since its inception, but it’s taken on a few different looks in the past. Plus, the team has had a few other logos as well.
This article looks at each of the team’s logos with links provided to give you a nice visual as well.
If you’ve been following these articles, I’m going in reverse order to a team’s founding, so the league’s most recent team (Houston Texans) were written about first, the Titans second (Houston Oilers are getting their own), Ravens third, and so forth. We’re now getting into the middle-aged teams, which is where we stand now.
Related: Dallas Cowboys Helmet History
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Alright, let’s quit the small talk and hit up on the Cowboys.
The Cowboys debuted with the lone star logo and it has remained identical ever since. The first version of the lone star, however, lacked white outlines. This logo lasted until 1963.
In 1964, the team added a blue outline outside the white – though this wouldn’t be reflected on the helmet until 1967. The 1964-1966 helmet only had one white outline as opposed to a white and a blue. This is the logo we all know and love today and as I said, it’s one of the most iconic in sports AND in fashion.
The Cowboys have had two – with the first consisting of a cartoon-like cowboy riding a speeding horse and carrying a football – he wore a white jersey, had a blue helmet with a white lone star, and blue skin. The second alternate logo was similar to the first but was a mirror image. Also, the horse was brown and the cowboy’s attire was a more accurate depiction of the uniform.
Related: Dallas Cowboys Uniform History
The first alternate logo lasted from 1960-1970 and the second, from 1966 to 1969.
Another logo similar the first has also circulated the internet but in a reverse color scheme. You can view that logo here.
The team also had anniversary logos. The first came in 1984 to celebrate 25 seasons and the second, in 1999 to recognize 40 seasons. A Tom Landry memorial logo also came about in 2002. The team also had a 50th-anniversary logo in 2010.
By far the most iconic logo in football and arguably the world, and for good reason. Nothing represents the State of Texas better than a lone star, and given the Cowboys’ track record with the star, it has solidified its place as one of the most legendary images in the game.
Nothing beats this logo and nothing ever will.
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