Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has all but confirmed that his team will spend a portion of training in Oxnard, Calif., but today's preseason schedule announcement pretty much seals the deal. The Cowboys' third preseason game will be in San Diego, which means the club will likely spend the previous week a couple of hours down the road in Oxnard.
As we already knew, the Cowboys will open the preseason against the Bengals in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 8, in Canton, Ohio. They'll host the Oakland Raiders the following weekend at Cowboys Stadium and then likely depart for Oxnard. The fourth game will be Saturday, Aug. 28, in Houston. This game will be for the famed (wink) Governor's Cup.
The Cowboys will close the preseason at home against their old pals, the Miami Dolphins. They'll be able to reconnect with former coaches Tony Sparano, Bill Parcells, David Lee, Todd Bowles and Kacy Rodgers, as well as current Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and his right-hand man Brian Gaine.
Is anyone actually stoked about the preseason? Let me hear from you.