Jerry Jones: NFL Return to Los Angeles is ‘Closer Than Ever’

June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks during a press conference after minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys hold their training camp in Oxnard, California every year, but they may not be the only team in the area for long if the NFL makes a return to Los Angeles, which is nearly sixty miles East of the Cowboys training camp location.

While speaking about a potential NFL return to Los Angeles, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it very clear that he believes the league will be making a return to the city before we all know it.

“Closer than ever — ever being since they left, which has been a long time much to my surprise and anticipation,” Jones said.  ”There are some viable ways for a team or teams to be in Los Angeles.  We’ve got some very talented and very qualified people that want to be a part of it that are not a part of the league right now.  We, obviously, have people within the league that want this very much. . . .

“I think we’re closer. I say that not just wishing. I say that, technically, because I’m aware of some things that make sense.”

Of course, there will be no team in Los Angeles unless a stadium is built, so we still are quite a bit away from having a new team on the West Coast.

When the time does finally come, there is a chance that the league will add another team, as well. A new team in Los Angeles is more likely to come from the league expanding to 34 teams, rather than a simple relocation of a franchise.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones

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