The Cowboys and Redskins have lost at least one battle in their attempt to get back the combined $46 million in salary cap space that the NFL took away from them.
NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told Judy Battista of the New York Times that Special Master Stephen Burbank dismissed the grievance filed by the Cowboys and the Redskins.
Dallas lost $10 million in cap space and Washington lost $36 million in cap space, to be divided between this season and next season, after the NFL — with the backing of the other owners — found that they violated the spirit of the rules in their spending during the uncapped year. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Redskins owner Dan Snyder argue that they didn’t violate anything because the lack of a salary cap meant there were no rules — in letter or in spirit — restricting how much money NFL teams could spend.
But Burbank has sided with the league on this one. Mike Florio will talk about what this means at the start of today’s PFT Live.