The San Francisco Chronicle, citing an unnamed Oakland player, reported on Thursday that the Raiders are considering the possibility of joint training-camp workouts with the Cowboys.
The two-team sessions would likely last for only two days. The Cowboys play the Hall of Fame exhibition opener at Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8 and have a home exhibition against the Raiders on Aug. 12. That leaves two days for joint practice in this area: Aug. 10-11.
Cowboys owner-general manager Jerry Jones has a close relationship with Oakland boss Al Davis, and the teams have practiced together in the past. Many of those sessions deteriorated into brawls.
Working out with the Raiders would add to what is a jammed stretch for the Cowboys. From Aug. 6-14, they will play exhibitions in two cities, practice in three cities and log nearly 3,000 miles in flights.
What is your opinion? Is the benefit of practicing against another team to help settle some of our position battles worth the further risk of injury, or should we just let performances in the pre-season games prove who deserves to make the cuts?
Hold the practice. The more time these players get on the field, the more informed a decision can be made. (73 votes)
Let the pre-season settle it. That's why we have those games in the first place. (60 votes)
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