For the better part of three-weeks the Dallas Cowboys were confined to the comfortable 72-degree temperatures inside the Alamodome in San Antonio. Today was different. They were back at Valley Ranch, and practicing outdoors for the first time this preseason. The heat index was forecasted at 103.
Most of the players shot down the heat being a problem. It is important though, that the Cowboys feel the heat for the next three weeks before traveling to Tampa Bay. That game, starts at 1pm (12pm Dallas time), and you can bet the heat and humidity of Tampa will be a factor.
Add to that, the Cowboys final two preseason games are indoors. They play San Francisco at their new stadium. Then travel to the Metrodome in Minneapolis. We'll see early on if keeping training camp indoors will affect this team. History would suggest no. The last time Jerry Jones held training camp in San Antonio, the Cowboys were 13-3.