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Cowboys Hope to Keep Training Camp in Oxnard

Jerry Jones said this week that Dallas is working to stay put in Oxnard, CA

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    NBC 5 News/ Noah Bullard

    In three years, the Dallas Cowboys will pack up and move team headquarters from Valley Ranch--where they’ve been since 1985--to Frisco. Meanwhile, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week, the team is working to keep Oxnard, CA as the site of training camp well into the future.

    "I think the positives that are here and really you guys experienced this, this isn’t light to me coming out here to Southern California, like we’re trying to experiment over here," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "We’ve been doing this for how many years now? Thirty-something, 35 years if you really count Thousand Oaks. This is what we ought to be doing. And we’re working right now on trying to extend it."

    Of course, San Antonio would love to have the Cowboys return to the River City for training camp. They split time between Oxnard and San Antonio back in 2010, but Jones believes to do that comfortably, they’d need to have a five-game preseason schedule. That said, he isn’t dismissing the idea.

    "Now we needed five games to do it, to really have it be as comfortable as this year," Jones said. "We need to start a week earlier to get it all in. But we can get it in. You’ve got to travel anyway to make these preseason games. You’ve got to put your bags together, picking it up, staying real organized in camp and players and everybody else. And we have to travel around during the season so it’s part of getting ready. I think the positives that are here."

    The Cowboys' current deal with Oxnard expires in 2014.

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