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Source: Cowboys planning to place bid to bring NFL scouting combine to North Texas
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Source: Cowboys planning to place bid to bring NFL scouting combine to North Texas

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The Dallas Cowboys logo at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 30, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.

The Dallas Cowboys logo at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 30, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/TNS)

DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys have plans to bid on the National scouting combine in hopes of bringing it to North Texas, a source told The Dallas Morning News.

For the last 34 years, the annual five-day event in Indianapolis was in one location, but the NFL informed clubs on Wednesday it’s accepting bids to move it. It’s similar to what the league does with the Super Bowl and NFL draft.

North Texas has hosted a Super Bowl and an NFL draft.

The combine will remain in Indianapolis for the next two years, so the first year a new city could host is 2023.

The Cowboys could host events at two locations: The Star in Frisco and AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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College prospects could do physicals at Baylor Scott and White Sports Therapy and Research at The Star and even conduct workouts at the Cowboys’ facility across the street. The Cowboys practice facility has two outdoor football fields and the Ford Center, where high school games are played, also has a football field.

There is a basketball court and a small football field inside the medical facility where college prospects for the NBA and NFL have utilized in preparing for their sports’ prospective drafts.

Of course, the Cowboys might have all workouts at AT&T Stadium, which is similar to what Indianapolis does with Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Colts play their games.

The scouting combine is more than just college prospects working out. NFL teams conduct meetings with NFL certified agents, numerous football vendors conduct events showcasing their latest product lines and certified agents have their annual meeting.

North Texas has numerous hotels to host meetings, including The Omni in Frisco and Loews Hotel, roughly three blocks from AT&T Stadium that would benefit from the proximity to where the workouts and physicals would possibly occur.

In 2019, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported local hospitality officials said the city of Indianapolis generated an estimated $8.4 million and provided close to $10 million in media revenue due to the combine.

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