One Year Later, The Star Has Been Just That for the Dallas Cowboys and Their Fans

OXNARD, Calif. — Talk to folks here and the conversation invariably turns to weather. With plenty of sun, highs in the 70s and a cool ocean breeze, what's not to like? "Weather is first and foremost, right?" Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn said of his city's primary selling point. Flynn watched from the sidelines recently as the Dallas Cowboys were winding down their monthlong training camp in this city that celebrates its agricultural roots with annual festivals for strawberries and salsa. This year, their 12th in Oxnard, the Cowboys attracted 55,432 fans to 16 practices over a four-week period that ended Aug. 17. That's nearly 3,300 more fans than in 2012, when a study by the University of California Santa Barbara showed that the Cowboys training camp had a $3.6 million total economic impact on the Ventura County region.  Continue reading...

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