ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have been to more Super Bowls than any team, but they've never hosted one.
They hope that changes tomorrow when NFL owners vote on whether the 2011 game will be played in Arlington, Indianapolis, or Glendale, Arizona.
Formally known as the North Texas bid, the plan was submitted to league officials last month. All that's left is the personal plea-- and who better for the Cowboys to send in for some final-minute heroics than Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach?
The former Dallas Cowboys great is the leader of the local bid committee, which he proudly says he expects to become the local host committee by tomorrow night.
Staubach will have 15 minutes to plead his case to league owners. He'll talk up the new $1 billion, 100,000-seat stadium that opens in 2009. He'll cite the support of all the North Texas cities pitching in to make the plan work -- from Dallas to Fort Worth and them in between. He'll also likely remind everyone that "America's Team" has been to a record eight Super Bowls and was the first team to win five of them.
Texas has hosted two previous Super Bowls. The game has been played twice in Houston -- in 1974 and 2004.