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Friday, February 21, 2014
Cowboys have to alter preseason schedule

By Todd Archer

INDIANAPOLIS -- With One Direction taking over AT&T Stadium on Aug. 24, the Dallas Cowboys will have to alter their preseason schedule.

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team is looking at playing their first or second preseason game at home even though the team will hold training camp in Oxnard, Calif.

With the team practicing in California, the Cowboys have preferred to play their first two preseason games on the West Coast and return home for the final two games. Because of the concert, the Cowboys will have to decide if they want to return to Oxnard after their first or second preseason game.

Coach Jason Garrett is a big fan of practicing in the cooler California temperatures because it allows for more work in better conditions than having to practice in the Texas heat in late July and early August.

The preseason schedule will be released next month during the NFL owners' meetings but the dates are not finalized until later in the offseason.