Aug 4, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on the sidelines in the third quarter of the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame game against the Miami Dolphins at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Garrett: Cowboys camp 'as competitive as any I've been around'

Once upon a time the Dallas Cowboys training camps were referred to as “Camp Cupcake” while Wade Phillips was the head coach. That isn’t the case any longer.

“I thought we had a really good camp,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “Guys came in in shape, ready to go, worked hard. I thought it was very competitive, as competitive a training camp as I’ve been around. Really a tribute to the players and the approach they’ve taken. We try to put them in those situations, but they have to respond to those situations.”

Jason Garrett knows a thing or two about competitive camps. He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1993-99 including some trips to the Super Bowl.

Garrett is encouraging his team to keep up the intensity.

“The message is don’t change a whole lot,” Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “It’s the same kind of message about trying to be your best and working hard each and every day. ”

“Don’t have that leaving-training-camp mentality,” receiver Dez Bryant said. “We’ve still got work to do.”

The next preseason Cowboys is at home versus the Arizona Cardinals. It is their first home preseason game this year and the Dallas Cowboys will stay in Texas for the remainder of the preseason.

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