Following their drafting of troubled Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory and the signing of controversial LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins, the Dallas Cowboys announced on Friday that they have moved this weekend’s rookie mini-camp from their training headquarters at Valley Ranch to a local halfway house, Turtle Creek Manor, located near the Baylor University Medical Center.

“I remember back in the 1990s when our entire team lived at Turtle Creek,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “Those were some great times, and I’m excited to be able to reconnect with many of our old friends there.”

Several other Cowboys players, including Greg Hardy, Dez Bryant, and Josh Brent, as well as Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, are serving as pseudo-mentors to their new rookie teammates this weekend by bunking up with them at Turtle Creek.

“The NFL has put a terrific program in place to assure that all of its players are professional and upstanding citizens, and we are going to reinforce that message to our rookies,” said Hardy. “And might I add, we’re going to blow the roof off that place!”

Jeremy Barewin