The Bruins and Longhorns completed a home-and-home series this year in which each team routed the other. UCLA won, 34-12, at Texas last season and Texas defeated UCLA, 49-20, Sept. 17 at the Rose Bowl.
"We have been working on this with the University of Texas and ESPN for several months, and are thrilled to be able to announce the game," UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. "Cowboys Stadium is an amazing facility and we are excited that our football team and our fan base will have the opportunity to experience game day at this state-of-the-art venue."
Guerrero announced earlier this week in his weekly blog that UCLA would play "an early-season game against a marquee opponent" at Cowboys Stadium in "the not-so-distant future."
Cowboys Stadium has been the site of college games in each of the past three seasons. BYU defeated Oklahoma in 2009, Texas Christian defeated Oregon State in 2010 and Louisiana State defeated Oregon this season. Michigan and Alabama are scheduled to play there next season.
Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com.