The Star opens at Frisco; Cowboys hold first practice

The Dallas Cowboys made history this Sunday by holding their first practices at The Star, their new headquarters in Frisco, Texas, after spending three weeks of training camp in Oxnard, California.


They held a morning walk-through before their practice in the Ford Center, a 12,000-seat stadium that will also house high school football for the Frisco-area schools.

ESPNU and NFL Network are televising The Star kickoff event.

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Session 1

  • Game 1: 9:00 a.m. – Reedy High School vs. Independence High School
  • Game 2: 12:30 p.m. – Lone Star High School vs. Heritage High School (Airs live on ESPNU on Aug. 27)

Session 2

  • Game 3: 5:30 p.m. – Liberty High School vs. Wakeland High School (Airs on Aug. 28, at 2:00 p.m. on NFL Network)
  • Game 4: 8:30 p.m. – Frisco High School vs. Centennial High School (Airs on Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m. on NFL Network)


The inaugural event at the Star in Frisco kicked off with a 9:00 a.m. high school game Saturday at the Ford Center.

Four Frisco ISD games will be held throughout the day at 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Some players visited The Star for treatment following Friday’s 41-14 preseason win against the Miami Dolphins.

Valley Ranch

The Cowboys called Valley Ranch their practice home for 31 years. But The Star, with a price tag north of $260 million (a quarter billion US dollars), will be a state-of-the-art facility that features the latest technology in the coaches’ offices, athletic training rooms and weight rooms.

Charlotte Jones Anderson is the executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Dallas Cowboys.


For the first time, the Cowboys will have an on-site chef and will no longer need to cater in food.

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