Friday, November 11, 2011
Jason Garrett looks forward to Oxnard return
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Be it Dave Campo, Bill Parcells or Wade Phillips, Cowboys’ coaches have loved when the team has held training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Jason Garrett is looking forward to it as well.
The Cowboys announced they will return to Oxnard next year for training camp next summer for at least a three-year run.
“There are lot of benefits,” Garrett said. “It’s a great training camp environment for us. Certainly the weather is great, the fields are really good, the proximity of everything within your day is really good. The weight room, the meeting rooms it’s a confined area that’s easy for us to move around. The people have been great. They’ve treated us really well out there.”
The Cowboys last held camp in Oxnard in 2010 when they split the workouts between there and San Antonio, which owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted at on his Friday radio show on KRLD-FM.
“We certainly know what we have in San Antonio,” Jones said. “San Antonio has exactly the same percentage of Dallas Cowboys fans as we do in downtown Dallas -- 97 percent. So, when we take our team down there, we’re saying a lot of things. We’re wanting the country to see how much we value our Hispanic fans. San Antonio says that, plus it’s a great place to train in the Alamodome down there. So both of them are good. A long-winded answer, but we’re going to be doing both to some degree.”