Jerry Jones’s alma mater is playing football at his stadium this season, and Jones can’t wait.
Arkansas will play Texas A&M on September 27 at the Cowboys’ home stadium, and Jones — who played on the Arkansas Razorbacks’ 1964 National Championship team — told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that he considers having the Razorbacks play on the Cowboys’ field is the highlight of his career.
“Nothing, nothing, nothing has made me prouder with the Cowboys or anything — [hosting] the Super Bowl, the Final Four — than to know the Arkansas Razorbacks are playing football in that stadium,” Jones said. “That’s just a dream come true for me.”
Jones has said since the first day the stadium was proposed that he wanted to see it host major events, but he also always said he wanted Arkansas to play there. Now Arkansas and Texas A&M have agreed to play there every year from 2014 through 2024.
“When I was thinking about building it, there wasn’t a day that I didn’t think about helping those Pigs out by playing in that stadium,” Jones said.
Arkansas, which is coming off a 3-9 season, could use the help.