Even if the Dallas Cowboys training camp as usual this season, it appears that fans in San Antonio may miss out on seeing their team this year.
Several NFL teams have already announced revised plans for their 2011 training camp in response to the NFL lockout. The Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets have said they plan on holding training camp at their respective team headquarters; the Minnesota Vikings have announced that they will do the same if the lockout doesn’t end by July 18.
According to a source close to the situation, the Cowboys are “cautiously optimistic” that the team will hold training camp in San Antonio as scheduled this year.
“But nobody wants to step up and bet the farm or the house on it right now,” said the source, per the San Antonio Express-News.
San Antonio officials have said that, to their knowledge, the Cowboys are still planning on coming to town this August. If this is true, it is likely because of the overwhelming popularity of the Cowboys’ training camp, whenever it’s held in the River City--annually, around 200,000 people show up to see Dallas practice, a number that is generally unheard of for any other NFL team.
“Because of those things,” the source said, “The team will probably wait until the last minute to decide [whether to come to San Antonio or not].”
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