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Cowboys Stadium Will Go From Cotton Bowl to Super Bowl

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    This year's Cotton Bowl serves as a test run for the biggest football game of all.

    The Cotton Bowl is always a big game, and this year, it's also serving as a test run for the biggest football game of all.

    The city of Arlington tested out many of the high-tech security measures it will use during the Super Bowl.

    "This is our last time to do this before the big game in a big-game setting," Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said.

    From Cotton Bowl to Super Bowl

    [DFW] From Cotton Bowl to Super Bowl
    This year's Cotton Bowl serves as a test run for the biggest football game of all.

    The Super Bowl's joint information center was fully operational, with local, state and federal planners testing communication and security systems.

    "We have many groups here," Richard said. "This allows them see and touch all the systems we have in place."

    Cotton Bowl Tailgating Battle

    [DFW] Cotton Bowl Tailgating Battle
    The battle over who has the best tailgating skills went down in the parking lot outside Dallas Cowboys Stadium before the Cotton Bowl.

    Cowboys Stadium begins its transformation right after the Cotton Bowl.

    Early Saturday morning, the NFL will move truckloads of equipment into the stadium's parking lots.

    NBC DFW's Grant Stinchfield contributed to this report.