SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 06: Members of the media during Dallas Cowboys training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Camp will open with its first practice session on Saturday, July 24, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The team will depart Texas on August 6. On the 8th of that month, the team will return to Valley Ranch to prepare for an August 12th preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at Cowboys Stadium.
On Friday, August 13, the Cowboys will travel to Oxnard. They will begin practice sessions the next day, and will return to Valley Ranch, after playing preseason matches against San Diego and Houston, on Tuesday, August 31.
The team will play their final preseason game against Miami at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday, September 2.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who has openly discussed the idea of splitting camp between two destinations for some time now, sees this year's edition of training camp as a great opportunity with regard to both marketing and football.
“We are very excited about this training camp schedule,” said Jones. “Spending two weeks in both San Antonio and Southern California gives us the opportunity to reach out to the very strong fan followings that the organization enjoys in two traditional training camp homes for the Cowboys. We have always received tremendous receptions and hospitality from the fans and community leaders in both San Antonio and Oxnard.
“From the football perspective, we see a serious benefit in being able to conduct all of our two-a-day sessions in ideal temperatures and on both artificial and natural grass surfaces.”
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