Cowboys working to return camp to California

The Dallas Cowboys are working to complete a deal to return

their training camp to Oxnard, Calif.

Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said Thursday that

the team looks forward to going back to California next year. The

new deal would be for at least three years.

The Cowboys have trained in Oxnard five times, the last in 2010

when they split camp between Oxnard and San Antonio. Camp this year

was in San Antonio.

Dallas’ training camp has been in Oxnard or San Antonio since

2001.

Jones says the Cowboys are exploring ways to have a continued

presence in San Antonio. He didn’t say how.

New Orleans spent a week in Oxnard for camp in August. Saints

coach Sean Payton is a former Cowboys assistant.