Cowboys, Redskins head to arbitration over cap penalties

The NFL has punished the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for dumping salaries into the uncapped year – contracts that were approved at the time by the league’s management council.

Now, the Cowboys and Redskins are working to do something about it. The NFL stripped the Redskins of $36 million in salary cap room over the next two years. The Cowboys were penalized $10 million against the cap over the same span.

And now, no one can talk about it. According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, the league has imposed a gag order on the subject. The clubs have filed an appeal and it will be heard by an arbitrator – Stephen Burbank, who is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

So, stay tuned to see where this is headed. Just don’t expect anyone to say much about it.

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