By Mark Gallagher
ESPN is reporting that some Dallas Cowboys players are forming their own training camp bubble before on-field practices start on Friday.
Players, coaches and staff will set up their summer home at the five-star Omni Hotel that is next to the Cowboys’ practice facility to help their fight against COVID-19. One official said he believed the majority of the team would be staying there. With good reason: The set-up has everything the team will need.
The Omni is connected to Ford Center, the 12,000-seat stadium that is attached to the Cowboys’ facility. During the regular season, the Cowboys stay at the hotel on nights before home games at AT&T Stadium. They conduct their meetings at The Star, and players receive treatment at their normal training rooms before sleeping at the hotel.
Rookies and free agents are already at the hotel, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported.
The Cowboys are joining the New Orleans Saints as teams setting up their own bubbles in their cities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both teams will be staying, en masse, at hotels near their facilities or adjacent to them.