There is a conflict on the schedule this year for the University Interscholastic League championship games.
When the National Football League football schedule was released on Tuesday night, the Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to play the New York Jets at 7:25 p.m. on Dec. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The Conference 6A Division I and Division II football games are scheduled for the same time at the same location.
Something must give.
The conflict has taken UIL officials by surprise. The UIL has a standing agreement to have games at AT&T Stadium through this season.
Officials at AT&T Stadium have committed to serving as the central site for state championship games for years to come; however, the Cowboys didn’t have any comment on Tuesday evening for the Dallas Morning News.
The NFL is unlikely to move the Cowboys’ game, since it is a national television broadcast on the NFL Network.
The UIL’s flexibility is limited.
The league’s calendar can’t be budged, with the start of practices the opening week of August and the governing body is unwilling to play games on Christmas weekend.
Where could games move?
Options include Apogee Stadium at the University of North Texas in Denton, Amon G. Carter Stadium at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and Gerald Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University. Or perhaps the Cotton Bowl. Read more in the weekend Bowie News.
A scheduling conflict has arisen concerning AT&T Stadium as the Dallas Cowboys and University Interscholastic League both have games set for this venue on Dec. 19. (Photo by James D. Smith/The Dallas Cowboys)