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NFL Puts Kibosh on Cowboys Players-Staff Meeting



    The Cowboys players and staff met Wednesday to discuss the lockout, according to EPSN Dallas' Calvin Watkins.

    Dallas’ coaches had been planning a team meeting, to take place at some point this week, in order to prepare the players for the increasingly probable lockout. The meeting would likely pertain to football, namely how the players should prepare if a lockout indeed goes into effect later this week; quarterback Tony Romo has already said that he would organize practices in case of a stoppage.

    A report that the NFL sent a letter to all 32 teams putting the kibosh on any idea of such a meeting was apparently an error. The letter was said to have served as a reminder for the teams, that formal staff-player meetings were prohibited any time before March 15, when offseason programs officially begin.

    In Watkins' report, he cites Cowboys tackle Sam Young who said the team met and discussed the lockout.

    Of course, this is a week and a half after the lockout is scheduled to go into effect--Thursday, at 11:59 PM eastern time, 10:59 PM central--and players are not allowed to have any contact with coaches during a lockout.




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