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03-24-2009, 10:59 AM

The Cowboys and Texans shared the Dallas market in competing football leagues in the early 1960s but never settled the matter of supremacy on the field.

They will get a chance this season. The Texans, who in 1963 moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs, will play the Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium. The NFL on Monday granted the teams permission to wear their original uniforms and helmets from their inaugural seasons of 1960.

“Personally, that’s something I’m excited about,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said. “Even though the Cowboys weren’t part of the AFL, their history is linked with that of the AFL and the Chiefs.”

The Chiefs will wear the same throwback uniforms and helmets for two other games this season. Both will come against a rival from the AFC West. One will be at Arrowhead, the other on the road.

The game against the Cowboys might mean the most to Hunt. His late father, Lamar Hunt, founded the Texans and the AFL in 1960. The NFL launched the Cowboys that same season to battle him for the Dallas market.

The Cowboys chased the Texans out of town after three seasons. Because they played in separate leagues, the teams never played one another.

“I have no doubt my father challenged (Cowboys owner) Clint Murchison probably many times during those three years,” Hunt said. “I’m sure the NFL told Clint he couldn’t play a team from that upstart league. So we’ll finally have a chance to do that.

“This will be a fun way to remember what happened 50 years ago.”

The Chiefs and Cowboys have played eight times in the regular season since the AFL and NFL merged in 1970. Dallas won five times.

•CHIEFS-COWBOYS ON OPENING DAY? The NFL announced the nationally televised games from the opening weekend of the season. Neither the Chiefs nor the Cowboys are involved, so it’s possible their game could be played on opening weekend.

Denver is another possible opponent for the Chiefs that weekend. The league is looking to promote the 50th season since the launch of the old AFL. The league matched two original AFL franchises, the Bills and Patriots, in one opening weekend game and two more, the Chargers and the Raiders, in another.

The NFL season begins on Sept. 10, a Thursday night, when the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers play the Titans in Pittsburgh.

Chicago at Green Bay is the Sunday night game on opening weekend. The Monday night games will have Buffalo playing at New England and San Diego going to Oakland.

The league also announced its Thanksgiving lineup. Green Bay will play at Detroit, Oakland at Dallas and, in the night game, the Giants will play at Denver.

The rest of the regular-season schedule will be announced in April.

03-24-2009, 11:03 AM
Alrighty old folks, what did these uni's look like?