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Dallas Cowboys' COO Stephen Jones Talks Football And Real Estate


The Dallas Cowboys are in building mode, whether that's a team that wins at least five games or an amazing mega-mixed-use development.

Cowboys COO Stephen Jones (pictured with O’Brien Architects director of design Sean O'Brien) stopped by Bisnow’s DFW Platinum Corridor event today to discuss the team's massive development, The Star, which'll feature a corporate office building, practice fields, an event center, a football stadium, shops, restaurants, a hotel, a medical center and more.

The Cowboys will only be using 100k SF of the 400k SF office building, and Stephen says they're looking for just the right user for the remaining office space, a group that would be a good partner for the team.

People from the NFL are coming from all over the US to tour this facility, and they are taking notes, Stephen told the crowd. The facility is learning from younger generations—the “selfie movement," as he calls it—by incorporating technology into the site and its state-of-the-art medical center.

As for football, Stephen says drafting is important (the team spends $5M a year on it, he says), and it is of the utmost importance to keep the team healthy. He also joked about quarterback Johnny Manziel. He said that everyone has a strong opinion of the kid and everyone in the organization will have a say as to their future relationship with him.