DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys are back home for a few days before heading west to finish training camp in Oxnard, Calif., a short, but welcome respite from their hectic training camp schedule this year. Soon after facing off with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, it’s off to Southern California; but for now, Ware and company will take full advantage of being at home.
“It’s nice to sleep in your own bed instead of the Marriott bed--I’m not crapping on the Marriott, they’re comfortable beds, but sometimes it’s just good to be home,” Ware said, adding that he’d watch the Rangers play the Yankees that night, “from the comfort of [his] own couch.”
As peculiar as Dallas’s training camp schedule is, the Cowboys don’t seem to mind it all that much. Ware said that the added travel days equal added rest days--which, there’s little doubt, always come at a premium during an NFL camp.
Considering, Dallas should remain well-rested through the remainder of the preseason; once in Oxnard, the Cowboys will travel to San Diego and Houston before returning to Dallas for a final preseason game with Miami, on Sept. 2. They’ve already gone to Canton, for last Sunday’s Hall of Fame game.
“Everybody looks at it like we’re traveling a lot, but I look at, you know, if you’re traveling, you’re sleeping, you’re resting, so that’s rest time for you instead of it being considered ‘you’re traveling everywhere'," Ware said."So you’re getting a little bit of rest between camp days.”
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