Dallas Cowboys return to California for 2023 training camp

The team has plenty of talent and lots of questions heading into camp

OXNARD, Calif. – The Dallas Cowboys will return to Oxnard, California, for their 2023 training camp, and KSAT 12 Sports will be there to greet them.

Led by head coach Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys will report to Oxnard on Monday, July 24, where they will train for nearly three and a half weeks before breaking camp and returning to the Star in Frisco to continue preparing for the 2023 NFL season.

This year marks the 44th year the Cowboys have trained in Southern California and the 17th season that the club has called Oxnard home for part or all of training camp.

The biggest question heading into camp is whether or not NFL All-Pro guard Zack Martin will show up.

Per multiple reports, Martin isn’t happy with his contract and is considering not showing up until he gets a new deal.

Martin is 32 years old and scheduled to make $14 million this season, $7 million less than Atlanta’s Chris Lindstrom, the top-paid guard in the NFL at $20 million this season.

Another question is, “Will running back Tony Pollard be ready for camp?”

Pollard said he would be good to go. He previously suffered a gnarly left fibula/ankle injury in the Cowboys’ NFC Divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers in January.

Pollard had surgery two days after the injury and, over the summer, told the media he feels better than ever. He will play the 2023 season on the $10.1 million franchise tag he signed back in March.

Quarterback Dak Prescott is back for his eighth season with the Cowboys. The team traded for speedy wide receiver Brandin Cooks to give Dak another offensive weapon.

Head coach Mike McCarthy will now call the offensive plays. The team hired Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator.

Star outside linebacker/edge rusher Micah Parsons added some bulk in the offseason, approximately 10 pounds, to better handle the punishment he takes during the season.

And in March, the Cowboys traded for All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore to team up with star cornerback Trevon Diggs.

The storylines are aplenty, for sure. KSAT 12 sports will have Cowboys training camp covered on air and on KSAT.com.

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Larry Ramirez joined the KSAT 12 sports team in October 2004.