Last year the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams had joined practices in Oxnard California during training camp. With the Rams in California for good and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones helping Rams owner Stan Kroenke move his team to Los Angeles, many thought the two teams would get together once again this offseason.
However, that will not be the case.
According to Mike Florio and Pro Football Talk, the Cowboys are not planning to invite the Rams back this offseason. Due to the Rams’ “chippiness” and a brawl that occurred last year, the Rams will not join the Cowboys in Oxnard.
In recent comments, head coach Jason Garrett said,
"“We have done those practices for a long time and we have had a lot of success with them where things haven’t escalated into fights. It’s just been a really good competitive environment that has been beneficial for both teams. We haven’t made any commitments with them. We will look at the training camp schedule and see if that works for them or another team.”“You have to have a similar approach as an organization. We want to get the same thing out of this. We are not interested in fighting. We are interested in making these couple of days we are together productive. If we can find a team that we have shared valued with, it can be a productive time for your team.”"
By the looks of it, Jason Garrett isn’t happy with a fight that occurred in one of the practices last season. The Rams have had a history of walking on the line of being chippy and being a dirty team under head coach Jeff Fisher.
Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals, Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings, as well as several other players and coaches have called the Rams dirty. While joined practices aren’t necessary, it can be beneficial to practice with another team to change things up and create more competition. Due to the Rams’ style of play, they may be gaining a poor reputation around the league.