OXNARD, Calif. – While the Cowboys have announced a new home on Tuesday with the planned moving of the team headquarters to Frisco, Texas, owner Jerry Jones said the club is working on keeping another home in place.
Although the agreement in Frisco calls for the Cowboys to practice at least one week per year in Frisco at the new facility, which is scheduled to open in 2016, Jones said Tuesday the Cowboys are in the works of negotiating a new deal to remain in Oxnard for years to come.
In fact, Jones said he plans on the Cowboys training out here in southern California regardless if a pro team, or two, moves to Los Angeles in the near future.
"I think the positives are here," Jones said fresh off his private plane that flew him from the Frisco press conference to Oxnard for the start of Tuesday's practice. "We've been doing this for about 35 years if you count Thousand Oaks. So this is what we ought to be doing. We're working on it right now, trying to get it extended."
The Cowboys have another season left on a three-year deal the team signed with Oxnard in 2012. However, the team does have the ability for another three-year option.
This year's training camp is the eighth time since 2001 the Cowboys have come to Oxnard. After the two-week stint in 2001 that followed a three-week camp in Wichita Falls, the Cowboys came to Oxnard for a full camp in 2004,2005, 2006 and 2010. The Cowboys also had a two-week split camp in 2008.