October 20, 1959

Chicago Bears owner George Halas confirmed that the NFL had taken steps toward expanding to Dallas and Houston for the 1960 season. He said the Dallas team would play in the Cotton Bowl, but that the approval of a Houston franchise was contingent upon finding a place to play. If Houston didn’t work out, Minneapolis/St Paul would be the next option. Lamar Hunt of the AFL called the deal “sabotage.”

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