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Hi there - happy holidays.
Question - I have a 1998 blue doublestar jersey rumored to have been worn by Deion Sanders. It is tagged 98-44 in the collar. Anyway, it appears that the only regular season game where that jersey was worn was in October at Washington but I cant quite match up the pictures. So, I am curious if you know whether the Cowboys wore that style of jersey (or specifically whether Deion did) any other time that year including the preseason? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Cowboys 1995 navy "Double-Star" jersey
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Cowboys current navy jersey
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Hello again Matt and thank you agin for your understanding!!

Ok now straight to your question.  First off, without any photo for me to see, I am assuming the jersey you're talking about is the navy "Stars N' Stripes" jersey the team currently wears to this day and not the navy "Double-Star" jersey worn twice in 1995 and on Thanksgiving 2001-2003.  There is a common misconception since both jerseys have "Double" stars but one jersey has them placed on the shoulders, while the other (and current) have them placed on the sleeves.  To my knowledge, even the 1960's jerseys with the stars on the shoulders were never called the "Double-Star" jerseys either.  The term "Double-Star" was introduced to those beautiful jerseys the Cowboys donned for certain games in 1994 and 1995.  

Ok, so going back into my memory banks and with some help from older photos, it seems you are correct in that I believe the Cowboys (and Deion) only wore the navy jerseys once during the 1998 regular season and yes, it was on October 4th at the Washington Redskins.  If the jersey you currently have on you does not look anything like the jersey Deion wore that day through archived photos, I honestly can't tell you where it could've possibly come from.  Now not having any association with the Dallas Cowboys organization personally, it doesn't necessarily mean it isn't real or a fake.  As a big Deion fan myself, he was known to wear a size 44 jersey several times, but in all of my experience studying the Cowboys uniforms, I have only ever seen Deion wear the navy "Double-Star" jersey once and that was against the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995 in Barry Switzer's famous "4th and one" play.  

I have never seen them wear it for Pre Season games and actually, the 1995 Eagles game was the last time the team wore those jerseys till Thanksgiving 2001 against the Broncos, 2002 against the Redskins, and 2003 against the Dolphins.

I hope that helped but it's rather hard for me to draw a conclusion without any photos.

Thanks again for your understanding!!

~Duke
DukeQHa@gmail.com  

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I have extensive knowledge of the 1990's-Present Dallas Cowboys teams. Specifically, team uniforms, equipment, and so forth. I own numerous Cowboys memorabilia and would love to one day write a book on the evolution of the team's uniforms dating back to their inception in 1960. I may not be able to answer most Cowboys questions prior to the 1990's as I was but a youth at the time :-).

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I try and make annual trips to see the Dallas Cowboys every season as my parents live about 15 minutes from Cowboys Stadium in the city of Mansfield, Texas. I have a library of various Dallas Cowboy books, football cards, player photos, DVD's and VHS tapes and have also recorded nearly all games from 1998-2007. I am also an artist, so most of my collections such as cards, photos, or memorabilia are not for value, but rather for reference. I appreciate the visual aesthetics of the Dallas Cowboys and the game of football. As a hobby, I occasionally customize and paint McFarlane Dallas Cowboy figures to near exact detail as their live counterparts. I also own several game used items, autographs, and roughly 12-14 authentic jerseys with 3-4 different manufacturers.

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Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts, Associates of Arts in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts with emphasis in Illustration. My dream would be, of course, to work for the Dallas Cowboys organization possibly for their marketing and design team. The Dallas Cowboys annual bluebooks and game programs have always interested me.

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