Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Cowboys, Raiders talking joint practices
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders are looking into the possibility of holding joint training camp practices in Oxnard, California, according to sources.
The Cowboys and Raiders practiced together in training camp numerous times. Jerry Jones fondly remembers his first training camp when the Cowboys made the drive from Thousand Oaks, California, to Oxnard to practice against Al Davis’ club.
The Cowboys have not practiced against another team since 2012 when they spend two days working against the San Diego Chargers prior to their preseason meeting.
The Cowboys and Raiders do not meet in the preseason this summer. The teams would practice together between their first two preseason games. The Cowboys play the Chargers on Aug. 7 and play the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium on Aug. 16. The Raiders play at the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 8 before hosting the Detroit Lions on Aug. 15.
The Cowboys plan on breaking camp on Aug. 15 and remain in Valley Ranch for the rest of the preseason. According to sources, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about practicing together before their Aug. 23 meeting but the Dolphins wanted to have a regular-season feel to their lead up to their third preseason game, which is generally a dress rehearsal.