The NFL Draft could be moving from New York City as early as next year. If the league is looking for a new host venue, the Dallas Cowboys would like to have the event in Arlington.
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By Jon MachotaFOX Sports Southwest
The NFL Draft could be moving from New York City as early as next year. If the league is looking for a new host venue, the Dallas Cowboys would like to have the event in Arlington, Texas.
"As you can imagine, we like the idea," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "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."
A source told the New York Daily News that the league could turn to a bidding process, similar to how future Super Bowl locations are determined.
"We're looking at a lot of options with respect to the draft to create even more excitement around the draft, maybe even expanding the number of days in which we have the draft," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during a recent NFL Network interview. "We also may change the location or combine them, so there are a lot of things that we have to balance it with.
"We think that there are ways in which we can make the draft even more popular."