The Norman Transcript


August 15, 2013

Dallas going back to Cali

OXNARD, Calif. — Jerry Jones has some good news for the California training home of his Dallas Cowboys as they prepare to break camp.

The owner wants to keep coming back even after the opening of a Texas facility that could easily replace Oxnard.

“This isn’t light to me coming out here to Southern California, like we’re trying to experiment over here,” Jones said upon his return to the West Coast after a quick trip home to announce plans for a new headquarters and practice facility in suburban Frisco. “We’ve been doing this for how many years now? This is what we ought to be doing. And we’re working right now on trying to extend it.”

Dallas will definitely be in Oxnard next year, and the Cowboys hold a three-year option beyond that. Frisco’s $115 million deal to build an indoor stadium and headquarters for the Cowboys includes a requirement to hold at least one week of training camp each year in the Dallas area.

But that essentially happens anyway. After the Cowboys break camp Friday, they stop in Arizona for their third preseason game before going home for two more weeks of camp-style practices.

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