Cowboys may not have training camp in Oxnard like usual
The Dallas Cowboys hold their training camp prior to each NFL season in two different locations. They begin in Oxnard, Calif. before moving back to Texas where they finish at The Star in Frisco.
This year, things might be different.
New head coach Mike McCarthy said on Saturday that the team might not have training camp in Oxnard.
Mike McCarthy said Cowboys are exploring possibility of not having camp in Oxnard Ca due to coronavirus pandemic. "We've done some heavy planning on, first, if we're able to go to Oxnard. And if we're not able to go to Oxnard, what's it going to look like if it's in Frisco."
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) April 26, 2020
It’s too early to say whether the Cowboys will not be making the trip to California, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
California’s governor is planning to keep strict measures in place against large gatherings within the state, which could impact the Cowboys’ plans. One thing to note is that Oxnard is located in Ventura County, adjacent to Los Angeles County. The county is less densely populated and has not been impacted by the virus in the same way that Los Angeles has and therefore has already relaxed some restrictions, such as allowing people to go golfing. Oxnard may have different rules in place compared to the restrictions in Los Angeles by the time training camp is set to begin in late July.