Last week, Special Master Stephen Burbank ruled that the Cowboys and Redskins have no basis under the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement to challenge the agreement between the league and the NFLPA to remove $46 million in combined salary cap space from the two franchises. But there was a catch.
Burbank concluded his 12-page ruling by explaining that other legal remedies may exist.
On Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he’s dropping the matter.
According to the Associated Press, Jones said that he has no interest in taking the issue to federal court. As Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Telegram suggested during an appearance last week on PFT Live, Jones’ decision not to sue his 30 business partners may have been influenced by a desire to host future Super Bowls at Cowboys Stadium.
It’s unknown whether the Redskins, who lost $36 million in cap space, will file a lawsuit or pursue other avenues of relief.
The fight among NFL franchises sparked the collusion case filed last week by the NFLPA.