With talk last week that the Texas Tech/Oklahoma State football game might move to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones personally flew to Lubbock Monday to make his pitch to Tech to play in the Cowboys new stadium, scheduled to open in 2009.
NewsChannel 11 has this exclusive video of Jerry Jones snazzy private plane at the airport Monday and we've confirmed that with Jones were Alan White, Chairman and CEO of Plains Capital Bank and John Steinmetz, Republican Party Chair.
NewsChannel 11 can tell you Jones met with Tech Athletic Director Gerald Myers and Chancellor Kent Hance today and laid his cards on the table
Myers tells NewsChannel 11 Jones showed off the rendering and drawing of his new $650 million stadium and showed off a DVD while showcasing his interest in landing Tech there for an annual game. The new Cowboys stadium, located 20 minutes from the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, will seat 80,000.
It was thought Texas/Oklahoma would move to the new Cowboys stadium but they reached a deal to stay at the Cotton Bowl through 2015.
Preliminary talks were held but no deal was made today..but with Tech possibly looking at the Cotton Bowl, Jones simply wanted to throw his hat into the mix.
Myers tells NewsChannel 11 he truly appreciates that Jones took the time to fly to Lubbock and show his interest in the Red Raiders. As this deal "takes off", we'll likely be seeing Jones's plane in Lubbock again in the coming weeks.
Myers tells NewsChannel 11 he expects to meet with Jones again, but no meeting has been set up. We'll keep you posted as this story develops.