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Cowboy's first ride NFL franchise training camp at Pacific University 50 years ago

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    Cowboy's first ride NFL franchise training camp at Pacific University 50 years ago

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    The Hillsboro Argus
    Kurt Eckert

    Those in west Washington County during July of 1960 might remember the sweltering heat, which regularly reached 100 degrees.

    Vice President Richard Nixon, too, was sweating it out in the first-ever televised presidential debates - against a young upstart from Massachusetts you may have heard of.

    But how many remember the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys coming to Pacific University?

    That summer, the not-so-hot expansion team had their first-ever training camp in Forest Grove, stretching, kicking, passing and blocking on McCready Field, said Blake Timm, sports information director for the university.

    "The Cowboys did have their first-ever training camp here," Timm said. "Many NFL teams of the day would come west before playing their seasons out east."

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