Training Camp will be in San Antonio

The Dallas Cowboys made it official Wednesday, training camp will indeed be held in San Antonio. This will also be the first time the Cowboys, and any other NFL team for that matter, will hold the majority of camp practice sessions indoors.

The players will initially report to training camp on Friday, July 26, with the first practice scheduled for July 27.

They will continue to work in San Antonio through August 23rd, when they head back to Valley Ranch for their final two weeks of preparation for the season opener in Houston on September 8th.

"From a preparation standpoint, I'm pleased with what the Alamodome can bring to our football team," head coach Dave Campo said.

"We will be unique in the NFL in that we will hold camp in a setting where weather poses no threat to any of our practices. We'll get a good dose of work done in the optimum temperatures that only an indoor facility can give you."

And while some people may argue that the Cowboys will be hurting themselves by not practicing in the Texas heat, Dave Campo believes otherwise. "I see us mixing up our indoor and outdoor practices in a manner that gives our players some exposure to the heat that we face in the early part of the season."

This is believed to be the first time an NFL team will hold a majority of their practice sessions indoors.

And don't forget that HBO will be there too to capture every single moment on tape. "Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys", will be a weekly series that will air on the cable network for 6 consectutive weeks.

"This is a major metropolitan area and you can't beat the loyalty of the Cowboys fans in San Antonio," added Jerry Jones. "This should benefit us more than any other NFL training camp site."

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