The Dallas Cowboys may be seeing the ill effects of three consecutive 8-8 seasons and a four-year playoff drought in the size of the crowds present to watch them practice in Oxnard, CA.
Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas writes today that there was a combined attendance of 11,000 over their first four days of training camp. Last year, they had over 13,000 in that same span.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones isn’t worried about the dip in attendance though, and was quick to point out that the Cowboys had some competition over the weekend in the form of the Oxnard Salsa Festival.
“Those things will take care of themselves,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “It’s my understanding there’s a festival in town this weekend and some of the people who would normally come here, some of them are over there. The crowds will take care of themselves.
“We’re worried about winning, putting a good team on the field; not about the crowds.”
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