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FC Dallas Eyes International Friendlies At Cowboys Stadium?

Dan Hunt tells that the club could be eying an international friendly at JerryWorld in 2014 or 2015.


During the 2013 Gold Cup semifinal games at Cowboys Stadium, there were random ads between games for FC Dallas. I turned to a buddy of mine and told him that the team could one day play a friendly in the NFL stadium. Like many of you, he laughed but I was serious.

It turns out my thought of them playing in JerryWorld could come true, much sooner than I would have ever imagined. Matt Barbour of caught up with Hunts Sports Group vice president Dan Hunt to get his take on a game at Cowboys Stadium in the future.

"We're chasing some big [friendly] opponents coming up in the future for 2014, 2015 or we may get one in each year," Hunt said. "There are several choices that would make sense to play here at our stadium, but there's also some very large, iconic brands that might sell 60,000 tickets for an international friendly."

All of this talk came after it was announced that the Cowboys would be moving their practice facility north to Frisco earlier this month. Hunt and Jerry Jones Jr., have already been discussing the possibilities of the two teams working together off the field.

The Cowboys aren't the only sports franchise to have a presence down the road from FC Dallas. Frisco is home to the Texas Rangers' AA affiliate (the Frisco Roughriders), The Dallas Mavericks' developmental league team (the Texas Legends), plus it houses the offices of the NCAA's Southland Conference and hosts the NCAA Division I Football Championship (formerly the Division I-AA Football Championship) game at FC Dallas Stadium.

What do you make of a possible international friendly in Arlington within the next couple of years for FC Dallas? Like the idea? Also, what do you make of the Cowboys moving up to Frisco for their training facility?