Jerry Jones says Cowboys, Redskins fighting cap penalties
Jerry Jones calls joining forces with Daniel Snyder a case of having “strange bedfellows” as the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins prepare to combat the NFL after the clubs were stripped of salary cap space for the next two seasons.
On the eve of free agency, the Cowboys lost $10 million in cap space spread over 2012 and 2013 and the Redskins lost $36 million.
Jones, speaking at a luncheon, said the clubs are preparing to fight the issue.
“We will and have expressed that we don't agree with that," Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "What we're doing is a combination procedural and legal and all of that"
Jones said he has been in contact with the NFL and Redskins on the matter. Although contracts were approved at the time, the teams have been penalized for dumping money in an uncapped year.
"I don't want to make our case here," said. "But all of our contracts were approved by the league and you can't approve a contract that is in violation of league rules. You can't even get it on the books if it isn't in sync with league rules. So you start there.
"There is no joy in Mudville, having to team up with the Redskins on a point with the league. They're competitors, not cohorts. It just shows you, independent of that, some of the issues we have with this cap space issue. Sometimes you can have strange bedfellows and this is one of them."
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