Cowboys announce 2023 training camp schedule, practices open to fans

Aug 4, 2022; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) signs autographs during
Aug 4, 2022; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) signs autographs during / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

If you're laboring through the dog days of the NFL offseason you surely aren't alone. The free agent frenzy is long over and any storylines lingering from Dallas Cowboys OTAs and mandatory minicamp have all but lost their allure.

In other words, Cowboys news might be few and far between until training camp, which is somehow less than a month away. It feels like the draft was yesterday, but in four (hopefully) short weeks, the pads will come on and fans will get a taste of what to expect from the team once the regular season kicks off.

On Wednesday, the Cowboys announced their full training camp schedule.

They'll report to Oxnard, CA. for the 17th time on July 24, though the first official practice will come two days later on July 26. Fans are able to attend all open practices free of charge. Doors will open roughly two hours before the start of practice.

Cowboys announce 2023 training camp schedule

Here's the full schedule. All times are Pacific.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 27, 11:30 am 
  • Saturday, July 29, 11:30 am 
  • Monday, July 31, 11:00 am 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 11:00 am 
  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 11:00 am
  • Monday, Aug. 7, 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11:00 am 
  • Thursday, Aug. 10, 11:00 am 
  • Monday, Aug. 14, 11:00 am 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, 11:00 am

Don't read too much into the four-day layoff spanning Aug. 10-14. The Cowboys play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 12 in their first preseason game. In a bit of a curveball, though, the fixture won't take place in California, like most of Dallas' initial preseason tilts over the years.

Ironically, the game is at AT&T Stadium, so the Cowboys will head home for the game then return to Oxnard for their remaining practices. That'll span a few days before they trek to Seattle for their second preseason game against the Seahawks on Aug. 19.

For any Cowboys fans looking to attend one (or multiple) camp practices you might be better off waiting until August. Much like OTAs and minicamp, it takes a few days for the intensity to pick up at training camp and players don't even wear pads for the first couple days.

If you haven't already started a countdown, what are you waiting for?

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