On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins’ and Dallas Cowboys’ legal battle with the league came to a quick end.
The leagues peculiarly-titled Special Master Stephen Burbank dismissed the grievance filed against the league on behalf of the two teams yesterday, which claimed that they didn’t violate any rules in the uncapped season of 2010. Of course, what set this all in motion was the league’s decision to dock the two teams a combined $46 million in cap space over the next two years--$10 million for Dallas, $36 million for Washington--for front-loading contracts when there was no cap in place.
After the decision came down Tuesday, Jerry Jones discussed the cap hit, and how the Cowboys would work around it.
“The way you kind of work around a salary cap is you kind of use a credit card and you spend money that you are going to be spending in the future, so it caused us to do more credit card spending in the future,” he said.
Dallas and Washington also issued a joint statement.
"We pursued our salary cap claim pursuant to the CBA and we respect and will abide by the arbitrator's decision to dismiss," the statement said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We will continue to focus on our football teams and the 2012 season."
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