Oxnard hopes to remain the Cowboys’ summer home even after team moves practice facility to Frisco

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5 favorite golf rounds

Everybody knows Tony Romo loves golf. Romo played less this year, because of the cyst he had removed from his back, but golf remains an off-season passion.

Here are five of his favorite rounds:

1. “The first time I shot in the 60s in a tournament. I was probably about 18 or so. That was in the Racine County Open.”

2. “The first time I won the Tri Course tournament in Wisconsin. I was 21.”

3. “The first time I got to play Augusta, probably five years ago.”

4. “The first time I got to play in a tournament with my dad, in the same group with him.”

5. “We’ll say Tahoe [for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship] for No. 5. The experience in general, being around [Jason] Witten and Miles [Austin] and meet a bunch of the guys and talk really about our sports that we play.”

No fine for Scandrick

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick will avoid a fine for bumping an official Sunday. But Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was not happy about the incident that got Scandrick ejected from practice.

“It’s obviously not a very good thing,” Garrett said. “We have those officials out there for a reason. Coaches are supposed to coach, players are supposed to play, and officials are supposed to officiate. That’s what happens in a game and that’s what we try to create in practice. One of the really good things about our training camp is it’s very competitive. We have competitive players and we try to put them in situations where they compete hard against each other. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s good for our team. I think having a moment like that, even though it’s a bad moment at the time for the player and our team, it can be a great learning tool as well. The importance of competing the right way, keeping your poise, doing the right things, doing things that winning football players and winning football teams do. It was not a good thing. It was a bad incident. But you’ve got to move on from it and learn from it.”

Garrett did like Scandrick’s reaction after the practice, as the nickel back initiated conversations with all the coaches to express remorse.

“He understood what he did, how it wasn’t right,” Garrett said. “He’s going to learn from it and our team is going to learn from it.”

Oxnard wants Cowboys

With the Cowboys moving into a new practice facility in Frisco, a move that will be announced Tuesday, Oxnard is taking steps to remain the Cowboys’ summer home.

The Cowboys have one year remaining on their training camp deal, with a three-year option. Oxnard hopes upgrades to the Residence Inn River Ridge complex will entice the Cowboys to remain even after their Frisco training facility opens in 2016.

Oxnard hopes to make the facility more fan friendly with better fan seating, while improving the locker room and meeting room facilities for the team.

After their new training facility opens, the Cowboys are interested in holding 2-3 weeks of training camp in Oxnard followed by 1-2 weeks back home in their indoor stadium in Frisco, according to a source. The Cowboys, who have held camp in California on and off for 50 years, like the mild climate in Ventura County.

Holloman won’t be fined

Rookie linebacker DeVonte Holloman learned his lesson, and fortunately for him, it wasn’t a more expensive lesson. The NFL will not fine Holloman for his unnecessary roughness penalty in the Hall of Fame Game, a league source said.

“I hadn’t heard I was fined, so I figured I wasn’t,” Holloman said. “That’s great news. I learned my lesson, even without the fine.”

Holloman hit Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin while Devlin was sliding feet first, drawing a 15-yard penalty against the Cowboys.

Kiffin takes a fall

Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, 73, took a fall during Monday’s practice when he was bumped by a player during a drill.

“They always preach to us about getting up like you’re on hot coals,” Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said. “Man, he got up fast as ever. He got up and was smiling. It didn’t faze him. He might be hurting tonight, but what he showed us, I said, ‘Man, this guy can take a lot,’ so that’s pretty cool.”

They said it

“He’s a smart guy now. I think he’s a chemical engineer or a computer engineer or one of those things. You see it. I haven’t seen many young offensive linemen pick things up as quickly as he does. He’s got a lot of poise. He’s a mature kid, and he’s smart. He picks things up. He’s not afraid to take control of the line of scrimmage.” — Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on first-round pick Travis Frederick

“Really? I just grab it on my way out. It’s California. There’s not a lot of choices. I have it all in my chair. I have a dirty clothes chair and a clean clothes chair. I just pick the stuff up and I go.” — Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on wearing shorts instead of his usual warm-up pants

Injury report

LB Alex Albright, back, 1-2 weeks

WR Cole Beasley, foot, 1 week

CB Morris Claiborne, knee, day-to-day

OG/C Ryan Cook, back, day-to-day

DE Tyrone Crawford, Achilles’, out for season

OG Ray Dominguez, shoulder, 1-2 weeks

S Eric Frampton, hamstring, 1-2 weeks

S Matt Johnson, ankle/foot, 1-2 weeks

OG Kevin Kowalski, knee, 2-4 weeks

DT Sean Lissemore, groin, 1-2 weeks

OG Nate Livings, knee, 2-4 weeks

OT James Nelson, ankle, day-to-day

DT Jay Ratliff, hamstring, 1-2 weeks

LB Ernie Sims, groin, 1-2 weeks

DE Anthony Spencer, knee, 2-3 weeks

CB B.W. Webb, ankle, day to day

OT Darrion Weems, chest, day to day

By the numbers

1,873 attendance for Monday’s practice, bringing the camp total to 51,953.

5 media credentials issued Monday, bringing the camp total to 435. 

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @NFLCharean

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