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Training Camp Practices with Rams Would Add Competitive Dynamic

ARLINGTON, Texas – The plans aren't finalized yet, but Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Sunday the team anticipates holding joint practices with the St. Louis Rams during training camp on the West Coast this summer, as news outlets previously reported.

The Cowboys are training once again in Oxnard, Calif., and the joint practices if finalized figure to take place sometime around the Rams' Aug. 14 preseason opener at Oakland.

Last year the Cowboys and Raiders held spirited practices over a two-day period in Oxnard.

"One of the things that we emphasize maybe as much as anything else is the word 'compete,'" Garrett said at the "Taste of the NFL" event at AT&T Stadium. "We want to bring competitive guys to our team and then put them in competitive situations. So we'll do that every day in practice and see how guys respond. Then you get them in preseason games and you want to see how they respond.

"But it's always kind of an interesting dynamic when you bring another team to your practice field and you get a couple days of practice with them. I think it puts great energy out on the field."


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