The NFL draft has become such a blockbuster event that if it were held in an NFL stadium, it could draw tens of thousands of fans. And so it’s unsurprising that the Cowboys would love to host it at their own stadium.
“As you can imagine, we like the idea,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “Anything that we can do at AT&T Stadium for our fans, give them a more up close and personal look at, I think would be a plus. I think it’s something that the league is seriously taking a look at. They’ve actually looked at making it multilocational in terms of doing a day in New York and a day in another city, something like that. There’s a lot of things being discussed. At the end of the day, we’re trying to make our game better for our fans, and that includes all aspects of it. Certainly, we want our fans to be able to get up close and personal looks and I think looking at something like this is something that our fans might enjoy.”
There’s little doubt that the opportunity to watch the first round of the draft live at Jerry Jones’s billion-dollar palace (plus the opportunity to see what Mike Mayock’s face looks like on a 1,000-inch HD TV) would draw football fans from throughout Texas and beyond. But the NFL also has good reasons to keep the draft in New York.