Cowboys submit bid to host 2018 draft

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Former Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson won’t be booed at the 2018 draft, if the Cowboys get their wish.

Via the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys have submitted a formal bid to host next year’s proceedings. The event would be split between AT&T Stadium and The Star in Frisco, the team’s new practice facility.

“They know how we can configure for X-amount of people,” Cowboys COO, executive V.P, and director of player personnel Stephen Jones said. “Then they’ll come back to us with what they want which night. We don’t know exactly what they’ll want to do. We’re waiting to hear on that.”

The league has an option to conduct the draft again in Philadelphia, where the draft drew tens of thousands of fans and received rave reviews. Between the seats at AT&T Stadium and the space on the floor of the venue, a draft in Dallas could easily accommodate more than 100,000 fans.

31 responses to “Cowboys submit bid to host 2018 draft

  1. Well now we know where this is going given Jerrah’s sock puppet Commisioner – too bad because the Philly passion and experience was off the charts – so for Commissar Goodsellout – BOO

  2. Accommodate a 100k people for the draft? Even in Dallas it’s hard to believe there’s that many people that need to get a life. On second thought it is Dallas…

  3. frankly with TX, austin is a much better city than dallas

    the latter is so corporate…pretentious…artificial

    austin is much more original…authentic…

  4. Why not keep it in Philly for another year? They had tens of thousands of raucous fans lustily booing and having a good time. No one wants to hear a stadium full of cowgirls fans giddily squealing, that much high pitched screeching and OMG’ing would just be too much to take.

  5. Like when they had bowling tournaments in the billion dollar slice of heaven…” Oh the profit margin”…Very cool

  6. Awesome. 50k fraud front-runner Cowboys fans not even from Texas who just happened to like the little star on the helmets when they were babies, cheering every criminal that self-important organization slobbers over. The NFL is clapping already. Everybody who wants to feel like a winner to Jerry’s bus!

  7. Im just not impressed with anything to do with Texas.

    Its an inferior product, like the whole thing, relative to NY/LA.

    Hollywood baby, how is this not set in stone already?

  8. “They know how we can configure for X-amount of people”

    Really? Lets ask the displaced peeps from Super Bowl XLV about how well they manage getting people seated for events…..

  9. Ha Ha the cowboys sure are living rent free in a lot of you guys heads. That is Awesome. Texas is the greatest state in the country, and the Dallas Cowboys are the most beloved team in the NFL so y’all just keep on hating! How bout them Cowboys!!!

  10. xcflqb7 says:

    Well now we know where this is going given Jerrah’s sock puppet Commisioner –
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    That must be why Mara got the Commissioner to fine Jerry and Snyder millions of dollars for not breaking any rules.

  11. imaduffer says:

    Will they make everybody that enters the event show them their immigration papers?
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    I hope so.

  12. Matt from San Diego says:

    Im just not impressed with anything to do with Texas.

    Its an inferior product, like the whole thing, relative to NY/LA.
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    Half the people I know here in DFW are refugees from Cali.

  13. quick question? where do more football fans, players originate from Dallas area or philthy? if you are honest and not a downtrodden homer–then the obvious answer is Dallas Tx–would love to watch the draft at the new, amazing new practice facility ‘the Star’.

  14. txtroutslayer says:
    May 14, 2017 1:11 PM
    Ha Ha the cowboys sure are living rent free in a lot of you guys heads. That is Awesome. Texas is the greatest state in the country…
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    Spoken like a true homer. Take all the hot air out of Texas and you wouldn’t even be left with something the size of Delaware

  15. maust1013 says:
    May 14, 2017 2:18 PM
    txtroutslayer says:
    May 14, 2017 1:11 PM
    Ha Ha the cowboys sure are living rent free in a lot of you guys heads. That is Awesome. Texas is the greatest state in the country…
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    Spoken like a true homer. Take all the hot air out of Texas and you wouldn’t even be left with something the size of Delaware
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    I live in Delaware, the First State in the Union, there would be no Texas without Delaware. So please don’t reference texas and Delaware in the same sentence, as it just disrespects Delaware.

  16. As I said in another post. No city that hosts a Super Bowl should be allowed to host the Draft. It would be like double dipping.

    Spread the wealth to those cities in the North (without domes) as the draft cities.

    But I assume the NFL will only follow the dollars and have it in the Dallas or LA, even if they do not deserve it.

  17. litoshuffle says:
    May 14, 2017 5:08 PM

    I live in Delaware, the First State in the Union, there would be no Texas without Delaware. So please don’t reference texas and Delaware in the same sentence, as it just disrespects Delaware.
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    Please accept my apologies, there was no slight intended. The analogy was in reference to size not stature. I would never consciously disrespect the great state of Delaware.

  18. Unless there serving Wine and Cheese at the draft, nobody from Dallas is gonna show up.

  19. chrisk61 says:
    May 14, 2017 9:27 AM
    frankly with TX, austin is a much better city than dallas

    the latter is so corporate…pretentious…artificial

    austin is much more original…authentic

    Austin is a town of wannabe pretentious hipsters. There aint nothing authentic or Texas about that town anymore.

    San Antonio is real, Houston is real, Austin is not.

  20. sportoficionado says:
    May 14, 2017 1:37 PM
    quick question? where do more football fans, players originate from Dallas area or philthy? if you are honest and not a downtrodden homer–then the obvious answer is Dallas Tx–would love to watch the draft at the new, amazing new practice facility ‘the Star’.

    The NFL draft location is about getting fans to show up. And seeing that the NFL Draft isnt a high school football game Texans wont show up. At least not like those in the North East, especially Philadelphia. Where, besides family and keeping food in your stomach, the local pro football team is what matters most to people around here.

    By the way Florida gives the most players to the NFL. Followed by Texas, then Pennsylvania, and California.

    No go sip your wine and take bite of cheese.

  21. Just a few questions, but if it is going back inside, why not go back to a theatre like RCMH in NY or somewhere in Hollywood or Fox Theatre in Detroit?
    Is Jerrah gonna let all the people stroll around his turf & have an up close & intense atmosphere like Chicago/Philly?
    Is it just going to be butts in seats with no “village”?
    Is he going to make everyone eat his overpriced crap from the concessions or will he bring in local vendors for a more “Dallas” flavor?
    And, most importantly, he is going to do this with free ticketing?
    Remember, the NFL Draft is hosted by the city, not the team. Jerry is just throwing cash at it so he doesn’t feel left out, but the stadium is 20 miles from downtown Dallas & technically is in Arlington so what would be the draw?

  22. 250k people in a 3 day span full of passion for the sport not just eagles fans… not 1 arrest. philly should get again next yr since the contract was 1 and a possible

  23. maust1013 says:
    May 14, 2017 7:34 PM
    litoshuffle says:
    May 14, 2017 5:08 PM
    I live in Delaware, the First State in the Union, there would be no Texas without Delaware. So please don’t reference texas and Delaware in the same sentence, as it just disrespects Delaware.
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    Please accept my apologies, there was no slight intended. The analogy was in reference to size not stature. I would never consciously disrespect the great state of Delaware.
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    Hi maust1013, Not a problem, no apology needed. I understood what you were saying, I was actually referring to txtroutslayer the original poster with his incorrect position that texas was the greatest state.

  24. The Area around the Star in Frisco (Actually the Ford Center) is nothing but a construction site and will be for the next 2 years or so. Keep it in Philly for another year and try for 2019.

  25. sportoficionado says:
    May 14, 2017 1:37 PM
    quick question? where do more football fans, players originate from Dallas area or philthy? if you are honest and not a downtrodden homer–then the obvious answer is Dallas Tx–would love to watch the draft at the new, amazing new practice facility ‘the Star’.

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    How big of a circle are you drawing around Dallas to get that answer. I guarantee you there are more Division 1 players within 100 miles of Philly than there are 100 miles around Dallas. Take a moment and think about it….

  26. As a Dallas resident and lifelong Cowboys fan I empathize with the poor downtrodden citizens of Philadelphia. The draft is the closest thing they will see to football after January so I say don’t kick a city when it’s been down.

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