Color Rush uniforms

A promotional photo from the NFL shows the Color Rush uniforms for the Giants, Eagles, Redskins and Cowboys.

For the past two years, the NFL has designated its Thursday Night Football games as "Color Rush" games, where both teams wear brightly colored uniforms.

The Washington Redskins are not fans.

Team president Bruce Allen has long been against the Color Rush jerseys, even going so far as to propose banning them at a league meeting earlier this year (the other owners weren't on board). His reason? The uniforms are "garish."

So far the Redskins have avoided wearing their alternate uniforms, which are a yellow color. Last year they played the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, which isn't a Color Rush game. The year before, Color Rush was restricted to NFL Network Thursday games - the Redskins were on CBS.

However, their time has come.

The Redskins game in Dallas tomorrow is a regular Thursday night game. Comcast SportsNet reported Tuesday that the team is still exploring its options with regard to not wearing the uniforms.

As his press conference Tuesday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he didn't know which uniforms the team would take the field in on Thursday night.

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