Dallas might still be favorite to host 2018 NFL draft



Peter King: Well, what I heard over the weekend is, Rich, is that they were going to Dallas next year. And that now they have to really give it a triple take and say, ‘Do we really want to not do this again. This is incredible.’ But I think there’s some people also in cheap replica jerseys
the league who say, ‘OK, Chicago was really good. Philadelphia was incredibly good. Now, won’t other teams, won’t other markets, won’t other cities also be incredibly good. Let’s go see.’ So Rich, I really don’t know. I think that there are a lot of people at the league who thought that they were going to Dallas next year and now I think they have to give it a legitimate going over.

Certainly, if Jerry Jones has his way, the 2018 draft will be coming to Frisco and The Star.

“I have a dream. I really do have a dream that we might be standing right here next year, and the entire NFL draft be right here,” Jones said after several thousand fans packed onto the Ford Center field for a draft party for the first round. “We want that to happen. We really do.”

The are considered among the favorites to host the 2018 event. They’re one of 14 cities to bid for the rights, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

The draft has never been held in Texas.

“When we left New York, we really found out that this is a great opportunity to engage more fans,” Goodell said. “I think we’re going to continue to move it around. Whether we do it every year, that’s a different question.”

Of course, the city of Frisco wouldn’t mind hosting an NFL draft either.

“The potential for having the draft in Frisco at The Star is immeasurable, especially with an organization like the Cowboys behind it,” Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said. “We feel it would be a huge benefit to our community and, frankly, to the region. If you think about it, something on the caliber of the NFL draft is really regional in nature and will benefit all the communities in North Texas.”

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