The Dallas Cowboys have left the 75-degree temperatures of Oxnard, California, for the 70-degree weather of the Star in Frisco.
The Cowboys have moved training camp back to Texas. Players are happy to be back, and the fans, well, they’re happy to have them back as all are welcome to come out and watch their favorite team for the right price of free.
The players are entertainers, and entertainers love an audience. Head Coach Jason Garrett says everyone is energized by the crowds.
“I think it’s fun. You reflect back all the way to when you started playing football, Pop Warner or in high school, you know, the night games and the night practices, you always had a little more juice to you. And whether it’s because you naturally get warmed up over the course of the day or there’s going to be fans in the stands or whatever it is, I always felt that that’s kind of an exciting deal for us,” said Garrett.
“Late practice, we’re not used to practicing at this time of the day so it feels a little weird but then you come out and it’s a lot of energy in here so makes practice a little easier for us,” said Cowboys safety Jeff Heath
“It’s the same thing, same mentality, you know, in season, out season, it’s the same thing, so just treat the same way is how I look at it. Just being back home, you got the weight room, so it’s kind of better being home,” said Cowboys receiver Lance Lenoir.
“It’s football pretty much 24/7 whether you’re in camp or you know, not in camp. It’s either on your mind or in the back of your mind in some shape or form. It really isn’t all that different, Just come prepared every day to work,” said Cowboys fullback Jamize Olawale.
The Cowboys won’t have to worry about work Wednesday. They’re off and return to practice at The Star in Frisco on Thursday.