Earlier this month, Texas gave the greenlight for professional sports to return to the state, effective Monday. Today, Governor Greg Abbott updated his order to allow fans to attend games in outdoor stadiums, up to 25% capacity (Twitter link via Field Yates of ESPN.com).
While states like California have mostly kept restrictions in place, Texas has moved quickly in recent days to ease many of its rules and guidelines. The disparity has the Cowboys considering training camp in the Lone Star State, as opposed to their usual base in Oxnard, California.
As more states move to open up for business, optimism for the 2020 NFL season has increased. Still, there are major hurdles to clear and, perhaps, some negotiations needed between the NFLPA and the league office. Recently, union lead DeMaurice Smith pumped the breaks a bit, saying that he was less-than-certain about the season going on as planned.