Dallas Cowboys 2004

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

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$695.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
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This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Medium Blue), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 2004 Dallas Cowboys uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Dallas Cowboys uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Dallas Cowboys products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the National Football League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NFL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .

 

History

Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is not used to having character building seasons, but 2004 certainly was that.Coming off a 10-6 season in 2003 and a Wild Card playoff berth, Parcells was in his 2nd year as Cowboys head coach he had his sights set on even more for 2004. Things got off to a bad start when the Cowboys cut 2003 starting QB Quincy Carter in training camp for violating a team policy. That left newly signed veteran QB Vinny Testaverde to run the offence. Testaverde, at 41 years old, was signed to back up Carter and help him develop, but becoming the starter partway through training camp must have come as a surprise. With the unexpected change at QB, the Boys felt that if their offence couldn't get it done, they could still rely on a defense that finished the 2003 season ranked #1 in the NFL.In the off-season Dallas added an interesting mix of old and young players.  WR Keyshawn Johnson joined Testaverde as the former NY Jets teammates joined their old coach in Big D. Rookie RB Julius Jones, drafted in the 2nd round out of Notre Dame, gave the Cowboys running game they sorely lacked after Emmitt Smiths departure after the 2002 season. Unfortunately, the running game struggled after Jones fractured his shoulder in week 2.  Jones finished the season with 819 yards rushing on 109 carries in 8 games played.Another high profile addition was that of Drew Henson. Henson, after a successful college football career at Michigan, chose to play baseball and signed a minor league deal with the NY Yankees. After three average years in baseball, Henson returned to football signing an 8-year contract with the Cowboys. He would back up Vinny as he developed as a pro QB.Despite the changes in personnel, the Cowboys could not catch lightning in a bottle as they did in 2003. In fact they didn't even catch a lot of football's as their passing game only completed 309 passes on 518 attempts (good enough to rank 15th out of 32 teams). The Cowboys sputtered all year long, never really playing well on either side of the ball. The team ranked 25th in points scored, and 28th in points allowed. There would be no playoffs for the Tuna and the Boys as they finished the season with humbling 6 wins and 10 losses, a record opposite to that of 2003s 10-6.This 2004 Cowboys uniform is a 3rd jersey and is an adaptation of the traditional double-star jerseys the Cowboys wore from 1960-66. The jersey features a blue torso with white numerals and sleeves highlighted by a bold white star atop each shoulder. The Cowboys helmet still features the famous star logo, but the helmet is white instead of the customary silver.The 3rd jersey is a concept that became commonplace in baseball and hockey in the 1990's, and in the 2000s in the NFL. Most 3rd jerseys are worn occasionally at home as well as on the road, giving a team a third option as to what uniform to wear. And of course, the addition of a third jersey adds to the options fans can buy, thereby increasing apparel revenues and ultimately benefiting the team. More recently, baseball and hockey teams have begun adding 4th and even 5th jerseys to their roster of uniform possibilities, but this trend has not started in the NFL, nor is it likely to if for no other reason than the fact that the NFL season consists of only 16 regular season games vs baseball's 162 and hockey's 82.

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