The Dallas City Council was THIS close to voting against giving ESPN $300,000 for the Heart of Dallas Bowl game at the Cotton Bowl.
— Robert Wilonsky (@RobertWilonsky) August 8, 2018
The Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas doesn’t really attract the best of teams to the Cotton Bowl. Generally attracting teams from the Big 10, the Big 12, the Pac 12 and Conference USA. In the last 8 years, we have seen teams like Northwestern, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Illinois, Washington, Army and West Virginia take the field. Attendance has dropped from a high of 48,313 for Oklahoma State vs Purdue to a low of 20,229 for Washington vs. Southern Mississippi.
Bowls move all the time and with Austin looking to get the bowl action, it doesn’t look like the Heart of Dallas Bowl will be in Dallas any more.