Cowboys would like to host draft

May, 10, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have expressed interest in hosting the NFL draft at AT&T Stadium should the league decide to move the event around the country.

"We'd love to have it," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. "No question. If they're going to move it away from New York, or move parts of it away from New York, we'd certainly want to be in consideration. We think we have a great venue for it. We think we have great football fans in North Texas as well as Texas, and I think it would be a huge success."

Earlier this week the NFL disclosed that close to a dozen cities have expressed interest in holding the draft. Commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the Canton, Ohio, where the Pro Football Hall of Fame resides, could host the draft.

The NFL has used New York's Radio City Music Hall as the draft's home, but the date had to be pushed back to May because of a scheduling conflict.

With higher television ratings and more interest, many expect the draft to remain in May.

"We like it," Jones said.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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