Missouri Gears Up For Cotton Bowl

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DALLAS -- At least Missouri's practice facility for the Cotton Bowl has a big-time feel.

Snubbed by the Bowl Championship Series, the Number 7 Tigers get
to work out this week at Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

It's in preparation for their January 1st game against No. 25

Players pass a bronze likeness of longtime Cowboys coach Tom
Landry on their way into the stadium, and get an up-close view of
the distinctive hole in the stadium's roof and the ring of fame
most have seen only on TV.

Although the Cowboys plan to move into owner Jerry Jones' $1
billion dream stadium in 2009, aging Texas Stadium remains an
undeniable attraction.

It's the luck of the draw for Missouri (11-2), with No. 25
Arkansas (8-4) practicing at SMU Gerald Ford Stadium. The Cotton
Bowl alternates practice sites each year between representatives
from the Big 12 and SEC.