Originally Posted by disaacks3
The original stadium was in Irving (N/W of downtown Dallas). Arlington is farther West almost perfectly in between FTW and Dallas.
In a sense, Dallas has never had an NFL or Baseball team...only the Stars and the Mavericks.
The Cowboys used to play in the Cotton Bowl, which is definitely in Dallas. Dallas/Irving/Arlington, it's all semantics. The entire Dallas/FTW/Arlington and other nearby cities are considered as one media market which determines ad revenue for TV and radio stations, which allows you a larger audience as a sports team. Also, Dallas itself will never be much bigger than it is, because, unlike Houston, it can't annex any cities immediately surrounding it. Don't know the details, but there is some law that allows Houston to annex surrounding areas.