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Cowboys closing in on deal for new practice facility

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In the NFL’s version of keeping up with the Joneses, it’s rare that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fails to keep up with each of his 31 partners.  He’s lagging badly, however, when it comes to the team’s practice facility.

That soon will be changing.

According to Valerie Wigglesworth of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are close to a deal that would result in the construction of a new team headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, Texas.

The city will hold a special meeting on Monday, at which time an agreement that would fill 91 acres of Frisco-owned land with the new home of the Cowboys is expected to be finalized.

“We’re very excited about these latest developments,” mayor Maher Maso said in a statement issued by the city.  “That said, it would be inappropriate for us to comment prior to any action taken by our city council, and the boards of our other public partners.”

The Cowboys won’t be issuing comment until after the vote is taken.

In May, reports emerged that the Cowboys were considering options in Arlington, Irving, and Frisco to replace the now-outdated 28-year-old facility at Valley Ranch.  Having two other finalists likely helped the Cowboys apply maximum leverage to get the best possible deal in Frisco.

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15 Responses to “Cowboys closing in on deal for new practice facility”
  1. heeeeelzfan says: Aug 11, 2013 12:51 PM

    Valley Ranch. So many memories. Waiting for the first of many tell-all books when that joint officially closes.

  2. keifer1751 says: Aug 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    Jerry Jones has a bigger issue than a practice facility. He badly needs to hire a General Manager. The rest will take of itself.

  3. Ferdinand says: Aug 11, 2013 2:35 PM

    Is there some reason why they can’t train at their $1B stadium?

  4. lunchtimeallday says: Aug 11, 2013 2:40 PM

    Like it really matters cowboys suck.

  5. cdan374 says: Aug 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    keifer1751 says: Aug 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    Jerry Jones has a bigger issue than a practice facility. He badly needs to hire a General Manager.

    ————–

    And as true as that is, it will never happen. His success on the business side only reinforces his delusional behavior with football decisions…

  6. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    If the Cowboys are lucky, the roof of this facility will fall on JJ’s head instead of a coach’s.

  7. officialgame says: Aug 11, 2013 3:25 PM

    Hopefully this one won’t collapse on itself.

  8. rasta028 says: Aug 11, 2013 3:32 PM

    Get out of Oxnard and take your gangster fans with you too please…..

  9. dwhcic says: Aug 11, 2013 5:25 PM

    That’s a big chunk of ground for a practice facility and headquarters.

  10. fuzznose says: Aug 11, 2013 7:45 PM

    Why don’t you practice where you play? You might win more games that way, Jerry. Not that I really give a damn about the Sowboys, anyway, but spend your own damned money, instead of gouging fans and taxpayers.

  11. jpvan says: Aug 11, 2013 10:40 PM

    They’d better not draft anyone from Oregon unless JJ wants to compete with Phil Knight in pampering the prima donnas. Make no mistake — all these extravagances are being paid for by us in ticket prices, cable bills, the added cost of endorsed products and so on.

    A “91-acre” practice facility is ridiculous.

  12. blackdonnelly says: Aug 12, 2013 2:46 AM

    This team “practices?” Exactly what do they practice?

  13. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 12, 2013 9:09 AM

    Of course they need a 91 acre facility.

    Need room for the “scrip” club.
    Need room to practice/develop DUI driving skills.
    Need a separate medical facility for sprains, tears and head injuries from roof collapses.

  14. rasta028 says: Aug 12, 2013 11:15 AM

    Think I’ll go take a big turd on the 50 yd line of there practice facility tonight

  15. lonskils says: Aug 12, 2013 5:08 PM

    Everyone saying they should practice where they play should name a team that practices where they play. Come on, name one.

    The stadium generates income through other resources for all teams during the weeks and weekends they do not play there.

    While I hate that the Cowboys go to Oxnard instead of keeping it in Texas, I don’t know of many teams if any that actually practice in their stadium.

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