Cowboys commit to camps in California for 3 years

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys training camps are headed back to California for a few years.

The team announced that it is close to finalizing a three-year deal with Oxnard, Calif., where the team has held several training camps since 2001.

The Cowboys just finished a five-year deal with San Antonio, which included splitting camps between the Alamodome and Oxnard in 2010. Owner Jerry Jones has said several times that he would consider splitting future camps in a similar fashion.

"San Antonio and Oxnard have provided absolutely outstanding settings for every single aspect of our training camps for the past ten years,” Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said in a press release. “We look forward to going back to California next year. We are also exploring avenues to have a continued Dallas Cowboys presence in San Antonio, because it has always been a special home for the Dallas Cowboys."