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Jay Novacek will be Featured Guest at 2019 Economic & Payments Forum

by Catalyst Corporate | Jun 11, 2019

Jay Novacek is considered the most prolific pass-catching tight end in Dallas Cowboys history. During his career with the Cowboys, no other National Football League tight end caught more passes (339), and only two had more yards receiving (3,576) than Novacek. 

Novacek will be the featured guest at Catalyst Corporate’s Monday Night Football Fan Extravaganza the first evening of its 2019 Economic & Payments Forum, set for Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Omni Hotel adjacent to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas. The optional event, to be held at The Star – the Cowboys’ practice facility – will include a reception, buffet dinner, facility tours and more.


A five-time Pro Bowler, Novacek played for the Cowboys wearing number 84 from 1990 to 1995, when the team was on top of the league. On an offense led by Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin, he was Aikman’s “security blanket” in critical third down and red zone situations and helped lead the team to three Super Bowl victories in four years. His reliable hands also served Dallas kickers well as the holder for field goals and extra points.

What some may not know is that Dallas Cowboys Jay Novacek, who also played college ball for the University of Wyoming Cowboys, is also a real cowboy off the field. He’s as comfortable on his Texas ranch with a lasso, horses, cattle and pigs as he is with a pigskin football. Novacek has bred and raised cutting horses and participated in cutting horse competitions for more than 20 years. In fact, in 1994 he won the National Cutting Horse Association’s NFL Super Stakes Championship, which matches a top cutting horse professional with an NFL player. 

This year’s Economic & Payments Forum offers a power-packed agenda over 3-1/2 days, combining well-regarded economists, fintech and credit union thought leaders. And in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of America’s first landing on the moon, attendees will also have the chance to hear and meet former astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who made three spectacular moonwalks during his multi-day stay on the lunar surface. As an extra bonus, attendance at the Forum qualifies for up to 20 CPE credits.

Attendees checking in the hotel on Sunday, September 29 may want to watch the Dallas Cowboys vs. the New Orleans Saints game that evening at 7:20 p.m. on the jumbo screen located outside The Star.

The Football Fan Extravaganza is set for Monday, September 30, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event is $100 per person and is limited to 100 registrants. Registration for the Forum and the Monday night event are open now on the website under Learning Center/Conferences. View Novacek highlights in this video (1:23-2:52) from his 2018 induction into the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame.