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May 18, 2011

Jerry Jones says the Cowboys will have no layoffs due to the lockout

While the NFL and several teams are instituting layoffs and pay reductions due to the labor impasse, owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys do not plan any layoffs or pay cuts due to the lockout. He said the Cowboys are a year-round organization because of the events held at the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, and operations are business as usual.

"We, for all practical purposes, the Cowboys, are year-round for 99 percent of the employees that we have," Jones said. "And certainly we have an obligation to our stadium and the events that we’re involved in. When you look at the big picture, our operation and what we’re doing with our employees is more dictated by that than it is by the fact that we’re locked out. Our hiring will be influenced by the normal things that influence our hiring, the normal turnover that you might have in employment as well as what we might have as to the labor need that is there. And to some degree, we have hired employees and we also replaced employees. We’re having a pretty normal offseason relative to our hiring."

Clarence Hill

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