OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett likes to tell his players there is inspiration all around them.
For Garrett, one such inspiration was a telephone conversation this offseason with tennis great Billie Jean King.
"It was an amazing conversation," Garrett said. "I can remember being a kid seeing her play and obviously being at the top of her field. She was No. 1 in the world for a number of years. I think she won 32 grand slams, 14 singles, 18 doubles.
OXNARD, Calif. -- There are three good reasons why twice-retired, thrice-arrested linebacker Rolando McClain was worth the risk for the Dallas Cowboys.
First, as owner/general manager Jerry Jones frankly said, the Cowboys had a major need at middle linebacker after Sean Lee's season-ending knee injury suffered on the first day of organized team activities in May.
Second, the Cowboys didn’t give up much in the deal with the Baltimore Ravens, who won’t receive any compensation if McClain doesn’t make the Dallas roster.
Welcome to Dallas Cowboys training camp! ESPN.com Cowboys reporters Todd Archer and Tim MacMahon have live updates and the latest news from Oxnard, California.
Camp reports and live tweets often give the impression of a long, detailed scrimmage. In fact, a Cowboys camp practice is much closer to a school than it is a mid-season practice. The time for all preparations are carefully planned to ensure that every veteran and every team wannabe gets similar numbers of repetitions to learn their assignments and to impress the coaches. The process begins in the classroom, away from the reporters and video folks. Here, the team will watch tape and go through the day’s lessons in units. When they takeRead More
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OXNARD, Calif. -- The contract between the Dallas Cowboys and the city of Oxnard, California, is up after this training camp, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones would like to continue operating at least part of camp here in the future.
This is the ninth year the Cowboys have called Oxnard their home for camp.
“It’s better than where it was when we started, and we certainly have the ability to consider it and are considering it and are looking forward not only to this camp, but hopefully we’ll be preparing many Cowboys teams here,” Jones said.
The next time I write, I will be in Oxnard. I will be exactly 5,389 miles away from my current residence on my sofa in my house in Northamptonshire, England. Interestingly, it is hotter over here at the moment than it will likely be in California. I have been given the role of focusing on running backs and linebackers while in Oxnard, but I will keep an eye on the other positions as well. I will be attempting to tweet a lot from camp as well, so get following! That’sRead More
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OXNARD, Calif. -- All offseason the Dallas Cowboys operated under the notion that Kyle Orton would be their backup quarterback in 2014 even if he failed to show up for the entire offseason program, including the mandatory minicamp.
When Orton told the Cowboys he would report to training camp, the Cowboys decided to cut the veteran the week before they flew to California.
It’s all very curious and does not mean Orton wants to continue his career.