In what could be a potentially a huge move towards future notoriety, the Cotton Bowl Classic will leave their self-named home in 2010 and move to the new state of the art stadium being constructed for the Cowboys in nearby Arlington.
The Cotton Bowl has been played at Cotton Bowl Stadium since it's inception in 1937. A long time showcase for the old Southwestern Conference, the game was considered a major bowl game through the mid-1980's.
The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association hopes that the move will restore that prestige, setting up a tie-in with the Bowl Championship Series. The game currently is broadcast by FOX, the current BCS rights holder.
This year's game featured Nebraska, losers of the Big 12 championship, and Auburn, a strong BCS contender.
The '08 and '09 games will remain in Dallas proper, along with the Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas. The Grambling-Prairie View game remains at the venerable old stadium as well.
The Cowboys played 11 seasons at the Cotton Bowl before moving to Irving in 1971.