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March 11, 2011

Cowboys linebacker Bradie James not ready to give up on agreement

Cowboys linebacker Bradie James is disappointed the labor impasse has forced decertification, but he's not ready to give up on an agreement or the 2011 season.
"Everybody has been preparing for this for two years when the owners opted out of the CBA," James said. "It's now a reality. Last week I was very optimistic because they were talking. We still weren't able to get anything done. It's disappointing. But we still have time to get it done. Business hasn't worked out so far. But that doesn't mean it won't work out."
James said also said it's too early to talk about not having a season. Besides, he believes both sides will come to their senses at some point.
"I guess that is possible," James said of the possibility of the lockout lasting until the start of the season.  "But there is no need to talk about that. It's not going to happen. We will play. Too much is at stake. The game is at an all-time high as far as popularity. Although I'm a player, we are all involved in this. We all have to bend to make this thing work. We are going to have to do that.
"Right now its not the end of the world, if this was August you would be hearing a totally different tune. There is no panic button now. No football would be going on anyway. "
-- Clarence Hill


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