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OXNARD, California The Cowboys' new deal with Frisco to build a Valley Ranch replacement there means at least one week of training camp will be held at the new digs.

Dallas head coach Jason Garrett has extolled the virtues of spending the entire camp here in Oxnard, but thinks they can get good work done at home, too.

"I've done both as a player and as a coach. You certainly can function in either environment and be successful," says Garrett.

The Cowboys have split camp before, doing it in San Antonio and Oxnard. Garrett says regardless of location, there is one aspect of camp you'd better be sure to accomplish.

"It's an important time to help your team bond," he said. "In certain situations, if the environment is right, when you go away your team can bond that way. They are focused on football; they're together; they eat meals with each other; they get tape; everything they do is kinda next to each other, and we think that's a positive thing."

Garrett added that bond can be created at home, and if he still around in 2016, he'll have to make sure it works.

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