Cowboys, Redskins file grievance
By Dan Graziano
Upset about the NFL's decision to penalize them a combined $46 million against the salary cap over the next two years for the way they conducted business during the 2010 season, the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins have filed a grievance against the NFL and the NFLPA. The grievance was first reported by ProFootballTalk.com.
The grievance will be heard by system arbitrator Stephen Burbank, and it's unclear what possible outcomes exist. It's conceivable that Burbank could alter the amount of the penalties imposed, even if he doesn't eliminate them entirely. Or he could find that the league was justified in imposing the penalties, in which case the only remaining option for the Cowboys and Redskins would be an antitrust lawsuit, which is an extremely unlikely course of action for either Jerry Jones or Daniel Snyder to pursue against their fellow owners.