ARLINGTON, Texas – Roger Goodell may have found a foolproof way to avoid being booed for one night.
The commissioner will launch the NFL design on Thursday at the AT & T Stadium with a few cowboy legends on his hip. Hall of famer quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman and current tight-end team Jason Witten will team up with Goodell to reward the Browns with # 1, according to ESPN.
"I'm sure he'll get a good answer when we're out there," Staubach told ESPN. "When they boo, we are all in trouble."
Goodell's entrance has caused loud boos in earlier designs, in addition to most of the places where he appears today. He rolled the punches last year at the draft in Philadelphia, where he got louder on the fans.
Cowboy fans in particular were not pleased with Goodell, having imposed a six-game ban on Ezekiel Elliott's resignation last year on charges of domestic violence
Owner Jerry Jones, who had argued with Goodell over the commissioner's contract renewal over the past few months, hoped for a more welcoming reception for the NFL Top executives for more egoistic reasons: to receive future drafts back at the AT & T Stadium.
"I do not know anyone, except maybe me, who had more boos than Roger," Jones said. "I know how it works, I hope we can be positive in our reception, we will make something special, and he has the last word."