Dallas Cowboys to star in pre-season TV special

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 28 July 2015

For the second year in a row, ESPN will showcase one of America's most beloved and controversial NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys.

The sports channel will offer a rare inside look at the team's practice regimen as it prepares for what is widely anticipated to be a winning season.

SportsCenter Special: Cowboys Training Camp will air on 4 August as a two-hour special. It will feature live on-field coverage as Tony Romo and the team last year's NFC East champions work through a training camp workout at the River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California. Head coach Jason Garrett will lead the Cowboys through team workouts, including offense, defense and situational work.

Interviews with Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and others will also be part of the telecast.

"The Cowboys are one of the signature franchises in all of sports, and there's always so much interest in the team, especially going into a new season," said ESPN's Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman. "We had great success with our training camp special last year and we thank Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett and the Cowboys for this unique opportunity to take fans inside one of their practices live in prime time on ESPN."

A year ago, ESPN hosted a similar show, spotlighting the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne will host this year's special with Monday Night Football's Jon Gruden and studio analyst Darren Woodson. The trio will also appear in SportsCenter segments from Oxnard earlier in the day.