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NFL Lockout News: Jerry Jones Mum As He Heads Back To Dallas

The NFL and the Players Union are meeting in Washington, D.C. once again today in the hopes of coming to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement before the current one expires at midnight tonight. There are some owners that have stuck around to see negotiations along, but that group does not include Jerry Jones. According to Howard Fendrich at Sign On San Diego, Jones left the D.C. area late last night to return home, and will not take part in the negotiations that are going on today.

The owners didn't spend much time discussing where the negotiations stood Wednesday, cutting their planned two-day meeting to a three-hour affair at a suburban hotel. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, both members of the labor committee, headed home rather than stick around for further talks with the union.

"We can't comment, and even more so, we're certainly still involved in our dialogue, and so there is no comment," Jones said."

If two members of the labor committee, which I would assume is a pretty important faction of owners, are heading home, that doesn't bode well for an agreement being reached. If it was pretty close to happening, I would imagine that Kraft and Jones would be willing to stick around and see it through.

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