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Cowboys Want To Open Camp Three Days Earlier Than Planned

Dallas is petitioning the league to open camp on the same day as the New York Giants



    The Dallas Cowboys want to push the start of training camp up three days, and they’re taking their case to the NFL.

    As it stands now, Dallas’ training camp will open on July 30 in Oxnard, Ca., which would be fine, except that the Giants’--the Cowboys’ week one opponents--open camp on the 27th, giving the world champs three extra practice days before the September meeting. Per league rules, teams are permitted to open camp 15 days prior to their first preseason game.

    The Giants’ first preseason game: August 10. The Cowboys’: August 13.

    Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas head coach Jason Garrett said that the league has been understanding of the team’s request, but the deal will have to go through the proper channels if a date-change is granted--namely, it will have to be approved by the NFLPA, and Garrett isn’t planning on it.

    "What we have to focus on is what our situation is," Garrett said. "We can't worry about what the Giants' situation is or any of our opponents. We know when we're going to report to camp and we know when we're going to play our first preseason game and first regular-season game."

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