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Cowboys campaigning to host 2018 NFL draft

Posted by Chris Brown on May 19, 2016 – 2:46 pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has given indication that the league intends to move the NFL draft out of Chicago after a two-year stint. Eager to step to the front of the line, though they won’t be ready for the 2017 draft are the Dallas Cowboys.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is campaigning to host the 2018 NFL draft. Jones is putting together a $1.5 billion complex in Frisco, Texas that includes a 16-story hotel, an event center, a members-only club, practice fields, restaurants and retail stores, office space and an underground parking garage. The Star also features a 12,000-seat indoor stadium that local high schools can use for football games.

That could also be the staging area for the 2018 NFL draft. The complex is not expected to be fully completed until the summer of 2017 as it will be completed in stages.

Denver, Canton, Ohio and Los Angeles have also reportedly expressed interest in hosting future NFL drafts.

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