Judging strictly by the volley of harsh words between the owners and the NFL Players’ Association of recent, it may seem to the untrained eye that a lockout is all but certain; but according to Cowboys' owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the public friction between the two sides is standard fare for labor negotiations, particularly leading up to a settlement.
Speaking to reporters at a Senior Bowl practice on Monday, Jones all but dismissed the idea that the harsh repartee that has marked the negotiation process thus far is anything to be concerned over.
“Everybody has that goal, and I'm sure they do, too. But the positioning, the rhetoric that goes on during these things, if you look at any discord you'll see it.”
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