IRVING, Texas – Cowboys fans in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area will have the opportunity to take in the NFL draft in style on Thursday night.
Coinciding with the start of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Cowboys are launching their annual Draft Day Party from AT&T Stadium on Thursday at 4 p.m. During the course of the draft party, fans will be invited down onto the Cowboys' field to celebrate the next member of the team's roster.
The Cowboys have the No. 16 overall pick in this year's draft, and will count down to the pick with live coverage from the team's war room, as well as chances for current and former player autographs – not to mention live musical performances. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will also be in attendance and performing.
Parking and admission at AT&T Stadium are free for all fans, with parking lots opening at 3 p.m. and the doors at the stadium's East Plaza opening at 4 p.m.
Prior to the start of the draft, fans can enjoy musical performances from Michael Salgado and Bob Schneider at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. [embedded_ad]
Starting at 4:30 p.m., fans will also have an opportunity for autographs from a litany of Cowboys players and alumni. Though subject to change, players like Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, Terrance Williams, George Selvie, Travis Frederick and others are expected to be in attendance Thursday evening. Notable team alumni like Daryl "Moose" Johnston, Charles Haley, Jay Novacek and Drew Pearson will also be present.
An important reminder for any Cowboys fans hoping to attend is that AT&T Stadium will be instituting the NFL's regular season handbag policy for the draft party. That means fans will only allowed to bring in bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12," one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags or small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.