Cotton Bowl Week is Here

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DALLAS, TX (al.com) - Alabama's team buses began pulling up to a side entrance at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas around 11:30 CT Saturday morning.

Players, coaches, other staff members and their families progressively trickled in through that side entrance before heading upstairs and getting settled in their respective rooms.

After a three-day Christmas break, Alabama is back to work in advance of the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup between the No. 2 Tide and No. 3 Michigan State next Thursday at AT&T Stadium.

The team flew to Dallas Saturday morning. Its first game-week practice will be at a local high school Saturday afternoon.

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