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News: PFT:Cowboys “cautiously optimistic” they’ll go to San Antonio

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...tiously-optimistic”-theyll-go-to-san-antonio/

    Posted by Michael David Smith on June 25, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    With the Ravens and Jets already announcing that they’re moving their training camps to their team facilities, and the Vikings announcing that they’ll follow suit if the lockout isn’t lifted by July 18, it’s reasonable for fans who make an annual pilgrimage to their favorite team’s camp to start to wonder if their team is next.

    If you’re one of the 200,000 or so who visit San Antonio when the Cowboys have their training camp there, you can be “cautiously optimistic” that you’ll get to see them again this year.
  2. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    I hate to say it, but I'd be thrilled if they went into Cowboys stadium, closed the doors, and didn't allow anybody in till opening day:)
  3. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I'm not sure why they wouldn't want to hold camp at Cowboys Stadium, other than wear and tear on the field (which they could replace for camp with a cheaper field, although that would negate some of the advantage).

    I'm an advocate of playing where you live to further acclimate yourselves to the home environment. But that doesn't seem to be a big deal.

    I know going to camp somewhere else gives Dallas a chance to reach out to other parts of its fan base, but I'm not sure that matters all that much.

    Are the revenues they make at these different venues significantly higher than what they would make/save at home?
  4. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    I agree... Wish they would just have training camp here in DFW.

    I live in Fort Worth, but travel to San Antonio each year for training camp. That place is the dumps, other than seeing the Cowboys. The riverwalk gets very old....Would love crossing that destination off the travel list.
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Won't happen. Can't sell t-shirts and beer that way.
  6. AMERICAS_FAN

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    The revenues will be there no matter where they practice. But practicing in San Antonio allows the team to bring the Dallas Cowboys brand to other parts of Texas and personally connect with fans outside of the Dallas area.
  7. bluenut

    bluenut New Member

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    Exactly..I mean exactly why they should still come to Cali..:mad:
  8. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    If that's the primary benefit, then they need to work on hitting other areas in fairly close proximity to Dallas where the fan base is strong.

    I just don't see this being that important. The Cowboys built a palace in Arlington, and can follow the "if you build it, they will come" philosophy.

    People from all over would come to the stadium in droves to watch Dallas practice, just like they do in San Antonio.

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