The Dallas Cowboys have officially started training camp this offseason. On Wednesday, the team opened its doors at the River Ridge Residence Inn.
Dallas is one of three teams starting training camp this week because it’ll face Pittsburgh in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 5.
With training camp underway, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke to reporters about various topics revolving around the 2021 season. At one point during his media session on Wednesday, Jones admit that he was a little teary-eyed.
“I could be anywhere in the world but no other place he would rather be than here,” Jones told NFL Network’s Jane Slater.
Jones, 78, desperately wants to see Dallas win its first Super Bowl title since 1995. He told reporters “I would do anything known to man to get into a Super Bowl, and that’s a fact.”
#cowboys owner Jerry Jones getting a little teary eyed today says “I could be anywhere in the world but no other place he would rather be than here.” Ahead of that said “I would do anything known to man to get into a Super Bowl and that’s a fact”
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 21, 2021
In order to turn those dreams into reality, the Cowboys need to play complementary football this upcoming season.
The Cowboys have a ton of firepower on offense with players like Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, CeeDee Lamb and Dak Prescott on their roster. Things aren’t as clear on the other side of the football, however, as Dallas has an unproven defense that has a new coordinator, Dan Quinn, calling the shots.
Dallas will be put to the test fairly early this season, as it’ll face Tampa Bay in Week 1.