Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hasn’t said much about the cap penalties imposed two weeks ago against his team and the Redskins. He addressed the matter on Friday, hinting at the formal grievance proceeding that may have already been filed at the time.
On Sunday, after Giants co-owner and NFL Management Council Executive Committee chairman John Mara inflamed the situation by claiming that the two teams are lucky they didn’t lose draft picks instead of $46 million in cap space, Jones said (via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram), “That’s John’s opinion, that’s not my opinion. We have our views and they have their opinion. Obviously, that’s why we will go before an arbitrator.”
Jones separately promised, in comments to the Dallas Morning News, that he’ll address the situation with reporters in more detail on Monday.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder continues to be silent on the issue. It’s believed that G.M. Bruce Allen has been taking the lead on the issue internally, so look for both men to be pursued aggressively for comment at the league meetings.
Actually, look for everyone involved in this matter to be hounded for sound bites, given that the filing of the grievance has nudged the story up to the top of the current NFL news stack.