The Washington Redskins are asking for a wardrobe change.
They’re expected to wear an all-yellow “Color Rush” uniform for their game Thursday night in Dallas -- part of an NFL tradition for Thursday games started two years ago.
“Color Rush” uniforms, made by Nike, put solid team-color pants with a team-color jersey. For the Redskins, it means a whole lot of mustard yellow.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Redskins team president Bruce Allen called the uniforms “garish,” meaning visually unappealing.
Washington has dodged the Color Rush bullet each of the last two years -- once for an afternoon Thanksgiving game and once because their game was aired on CBS rather than NFL Network, according to the Times-Dispatch -- but may not have the same flexibility this year with the game airing in the regular Thursday night slot.
Former Redskins Pro Bowl tight end and current radio analyst Chris Cooley said Wednesday morning that the team was pushing for all-burgundy uniforms for Thursday’s game, according to the Washington Post.
“No mustard yellow,” Cooley said, according to the paper. “Huge news. Burgundy on burgundy. They can change. I think they can still change. But as of now, it is certainly burgundy on burgundy.”
The Cowboys will wear a slick, white-on-white Color Rush uniform in Thursday’s game. (Except Ezekiel Elliott, still pictured on the NFL's Color Rush web page, won't be suiting up)