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Chadron St. will play at Cowboys Stadium in 2013

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm •  Published: January 31, 2013

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — Chadron State will play West Texas A&M next September as part of the Lone Star Football Festival at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Festival features games involving all Lone Star Conference members and a number of non-conference teams. The games are played in the $1.2 billion stadium that Jerry Jones built for his Dallas Cowboys and is televised across Texas.

Chadron State coach Jay Long said Thursday his players are excited about the opportunity and that it's exciting to tell prospective recruits the Eagles will play "in the house Jerry built."

The Eagles open next season in Rolla, Mo., against the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., on Sept. 5 before playing the Thursday night game at Cowboys Stadium on Sept. 12.