Dallas Cowboys

LA franchise won’t impact Cowboys training camp

Dallas Cowboys executives Jerry Jones, Jr., Stephen Jones and Jerry Jones (right) watch practice from the tower in the middle of the practice field.
Dallas Cowboys executives Jerry Jones, Jr., Stephen Jones and Jerry Jones (right) watch practice from the tower in the middle of the practice field. Star-Telegram

There is a distinct possibility that one, if not two, NFL teams will move into the vacant Los Angeles market.

But owner Jerry Jones said the NFL returning to Los Angeles will have no impact on the Cowboys’ presence in the area for training camp.

“I think it enhances it because it creates more excitement, more fan involvement and that will be a plus for the interest in the Cowboys being out here, too,” Jones said. “We’re really proud of our great legacy we’ve got here and the years we have in a way invested in Southern California fans. The more football during the season, the more direct interest in the teams that would be here, make this even a better place for the Cowboys to come have preseason.”

Jones made it clear there is no rule in place that would prohibit the Cowboys from returning to Oxnard for training camp even though a team in Los Angeles would be less than 75 miles away. Even though the Cowboys plan to hold parts of training camp at their new home in Frisco in the near future, they also plan to go elsewhere to practice and California remains on the radar.

“I know of no reason why we can’t,” Jones said. “We have no reasons at all. As a matter of fact, we have a very good plan in place that allows us to do what we want to do, and we’re looking forward to doing Frisco along with other places as well.”

The Cowboys already have plans to return Oxnard for training camp in 2016.

  Comments