The Dallas Cowboys are gearing up for a return to the cosy confines of Oxnard, California, after a season away due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Cowboys confirmed their formal return to Oxnard for training camp in 2021 on Tuesday, which will be open to the public. It will be the club's 15th trip to Oxnard and 42nd training session in the state. Beginning with the first workout on July 22, the camp will be available to the public.
Jerry Jones, the Cowboys' owner, and general manager, stated, "We're looking forward to getting back to training camp in Oxnard and getting back to normal."
"We learned last year that the absence of NFL preseason games, and the training camps being closed to the public, were things that our fans really missed as part of the ramp up period heading into the regular season. We believe our approach to this year's camp and preseason will help us provide a safely managed return to the July and August weeks that have been such an important part of our country's football culture for decades. This time of team building, and preparation will serve as a strong foundation for a successful 2021 season for all 32 of the NFL clubs, and most importantly the fans of all of those teams."
The Cowboys' camp will go through the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio, before concluding on Aug. 12.