Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cowboys Considering Partial Return To Oxnard

BY Scott Crisp

According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys are considering moving at least a portion of training camp to Oxnard, California this summer.

When Dallas held camp in Oxnard in 2008 due to a scheduling conflict with the Alamodome in San Antonio--documented dutifully by HBO for Hard Knocks--owner Jerry Jones said he wouldn't mind splitting time between California and Texas in the future. According to reports, talks have begun between the team and the city, though they remain in the preliminary stages.

A full-time move is not an option due to Dallas's contract with the Alamodome, a five-year deal which doesn't expire until 2011. But a split-camp is a possibility.

"I got a message from our city manager who said the Cowboys called and were interested in coming back for a 14-day stint," said Andres Herrera, an Oxnard city councilman, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We are very excited about the prospects of having them back. We prospered by their presence. It was a great boost to our regional economy. We are looking forward to more extended discussions."