Cowboys moving training camp to California

Updated: October 24, 2003, 9:32 PM ET

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are moving their training camp from San Antonio to Oxnard, Calif.

The team said Friday it has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year at the Marriott Residence Inn in Oxnard, about 60 miles from Los Angeles.

The team said financial and scheduling conflicts forced the Cowboys to look elsewhere. A convention was scheduled at the Alamodome during the same time the Cowboys were to train in San Antonio next summer.

The Cowboys have held camp in San Antonio's Alamodome the past two years, after holding camp in Austin and Wichita Falls. From 1963-89, the Cowboys trained at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

In 2001, the Cowboys spent the second part of camp at Oxnard after practicing three weeks in Wichita Falls.

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