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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones (center) talks with two unidentified individuals before the Cowboys take on the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Cowboys Stadium has shown it's versatility, hosting football games, the NBA All-Star game and next weekend, a major boxing match.

    Jerry World has also hosted a big-time bull riding event, which spurred rumors that the venue might be trying to lure the National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas to Arlington. It's a rumor Cowboy officials don't deny.

    "I think it would be premature to really say anything beyond just kind of getting to know them and getting things started," said Brett Daniels, with the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Could the National Rodeo Finals be on its way back to North Texas when its contract is up with Las Vegas in 2014?

    Las Vegas has hosted the National Finals Rodeo for years, reaping in $50 million for Sin City's economy. The event is schedule to stay in Las Vegas until 2014. While Cowboy officials won't speculate on the event coming to North Texas, they have admitted that officials with the National Finals Rodeo did visit Cowboy Stadium.

    "It was really just a preliminary get to know you type of a thing. We're kind of in a learning phase to learn more about their event and what it is," Daniels said.

    Members of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce said the city and Cowboys Stadium are not just looking to host sporting events at the venue. Wes Jurey, President of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, said the idea of hosting a primetime political event has been bounced around.

    "I think it would be significant to host a political convention. I think that brings a certain type of notoriety in a positive sort of way." Jurey said.

    Jurey also hinted about another possible event that the stadium could host. He was vague on details, but when pressed said that the event involved a live TV broadcast, mixed entertainment and talent. Jurey didn't want to go into specifics about the event.