Earlier this month, Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett said that the Dallas Cowboys do not have a bounty system--of the sort that just got New Orleans Saints’ (and former Cowboys’ assistant) Sean Payton suspended for an entire year--in place.
Now, apparently, the National Football League wants a similar denial of the practice in writing.
In fact, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, owner and general manager has to join Garrett in making this pledge to the NFL--which basically states that players won’t be paid for their performance. Or at least not paid for their performance in any manner that isn’t overseen by the league offices.
But if we can take Garrett at his word, this is no issue with the Cowboys.
“It's never really been an issue for our team,” Garrett said of bounties, per the Morning News. "That's not something we have done. I think we all have a real focus on player safety. I think everyone understands that the league has done a really good job of that. We try to do that with our team so it has not been an issue for us.”
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