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NFL Requests Dismissal Of Cowboys Salary Cap Grievance

Early in the offseason, the NFL levied penalties against the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, claiming that the two teams violated the spirit of the "uncapped salary" year. The Cowboys had $10 million in salary cap space stripped from them. The Redksins, significantly more. The two teams have filed grievance with the league, but it looks like that grievance may be in danger.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL has submitted a request to dismiss the grievance.

The NFL contends that, because the NFL Players Association consented to the imposition of cap penalties, the Cowboys and Redskins have no grounds to attack the agreement under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which governs the relationship between the league and the players.

This is certainly not the last that we will be hearing about this situation. If the ruling stands, the Cowboys will have to impose at least $5 million of the penalty this coming season.

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