May 4, 2012; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys draft picks James Hanna (84) Kyle Wilber (51) and Morris Claiborne (24) walk off the field after rookie mini-camp practice at Dallas Cowboys headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Leaving Valley Ranch

The Dallas Cowboys have always been accused of being a country club, and it looks like they might be on the market for a new club house. For 28 years they’ve been headquartered at Valley Ranch, which essentially is north Irving in Texas.

The old Texas Stadium was in Irving as well.

But now they’ve moved to Arlington, TX in Jerry Jones’s pride and joy, also known as Cowboys Stadium. And now that the new toy shine is wearing off their stadium Jones is looking for a new project, new team facilities.

This one is really over due and relatively reasonable. Having a 28 year old facility makes it hard to attract top free agents. I remember traveling with friends on recruiting trips in high school and going to some colleges and seeing their facilities and thinking our high school’s were better. It does leave a negative impression.

According to a Dallas Morning News report by David Moore, Frisco and Arlington are cities ready to welcome the team. Frisco is even further away from the new Cowboys stadium than Valley Ranch. That doesn’t make much sense. Frisco currently is the host of the Dallas Stars practice facility, but they’ve been looking to move closer to the American Airlines Center near downtown Dallas.

Supposedly Arlington officials have met with the Cowboys about building a practice facility near the stadium. This makes more sense than Frisco.

There are now plans yet and for the 2013 season they’ll remain at Valley Ranch.

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