Being just outside of Hollywood, it’s understandable that celebrities might converge on Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, Calif.
And yet, despite not being selected by HBO for this season’s version of “Hard Knocks,” Jerry Jones is not going to miss an opportunity to feature his team on national television.
On Tuesday, the stars and crew for the FX hit series “The League” arrived at Cowboys camp to shoot footage for their upcoming fourth season.
The show, which follows a group of friends who run a competitive fantasy football league, filmed scenes for the new season on the sidelines of Cowboys camp.
Actors Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi and Paul Scheer donned credentials around their necks as their characters assessed the Cowboys on the field.
Several NFL players have made guest appearances on the show over the last three seasons, including Antonio Gates, Chad Johnson, Josh Cribbs and Matt Forte … and there are even theories on the web that suggest appearing on the show leads to a “Madden-like” curse for players.
Let’s pray that’s not true in case any scenes were shot with any specific Cowboys players.
This was the second celebrity sighting in the last two days. Actor Rob Lowe attended Sunday’s team scrimmage at camp.
There have been no reports on which episode was being filmed or when the footage will premiere on the show.
But, here’s hoping that Tony Romo and company can help lead either Pete, Ruxin, Kevin, Andre or Taco to a league title and the coveted “Shiva Trophy” this fall.
Season 4 of “The League” is set to premiere on FX in September.