Cowboys lobby to host fight

Updated: December 3, 2009, 1:45 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he's still interested in hosting the proposed Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight at Cowboys Stadium.

Mayweather, according to multiple sources, has agreed to the fight. Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum flew to the Philippines on Tuesday night to finalize the deal.

A site for the bout hasn't been determined. Las Vegas, New Orleans and Arlington have expressed interest.

"We tentatively are still desirous of looking at what we can do here with the fight here," Jones said.

The proposed date is March 13, although there is a chance it could move to May 1, sources said.

ESPN's Dan Rafael contributed to this report.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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