The Dallas Cowboys are officially changing their official jersey numbering system.
The Cowboys will wear number 16 starting next season, the first time they will wear a number other than 17 since the 2009 season.
The new numbering will begin next season and will be in effect from the 2016 season through the 2021 season.
“Our fans are proud of our team,” Cowboys President and General Manager Stephen Jones said in a statement released by the team.
“They have come together over the last three seasons to get the team back on track and to be a championship contender.”
The Cowboys have been a perennial playoff contender since 2006.
The team was also a perennial Super Bowl contender from 2006 to 2009, but the team never won the Super Bowl, instead being swept by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2009 title game.
They have since been swept in the playoffs by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and the Washington Redskins in 2013.
The change comes on the heels of the Cowboys drafting wide receiver Dede Westbrook in the second round of the 2015 draft.
He played in 12 games for the Cowboys last season and caught six passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns.