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May 22, 2012

Cowboys, Redskins lose appeal of cap penalty; no comment from Stephen Jones

The Cowboys and Redskins lost their appeal of a salary cap penalty levied by the NFL.

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank on Tuesday issued a decision upholding the league’s move to dock the Cowboys $10 million in cap space and the Redskins $36 million for overloading contracts in the uncapped season of 2010.

The teams said there was no rule against that, but the league said it warned all the teams against violating the spirit of the rule.

The arbitrator’s ruling affirmed the request of the league to dismiss the claim.

Reporters were told of the decision in Atlanta by NFL executive vice president Jeffery Pash. The league is conducting owners meetings this week.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones had no comment.

The Cowboys and Redskins were allowed to split the hit over two years, and each team took half the penalty this year. Naturally, they were hopeful of getting the cap space returned in full for next offseason.

The Cowboys and Redskins issued this joint statement:

"We pursued our salary cap claim pursuant to the CBA, and we respect and will abide by the arbitrator's decision to dismiss. We will continue to focus on our football teams and the 2012 season."

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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@JOHN Q.....GET THAT SAINTS LOVING B.S. OUT OF HERE. ITS JUST TOO BAD THE LEVYS DIDN'T GIVE OUT AND WHIPE THAT WHOLE CITY OFF THE EARTH. SAINTS=CHEATERS NEW ORLEANS=SCUM TOWN AND GOD SAID LET THERE BE HURRICANE AND IT WAS GOOD.....LMAO

My name is cowboy.It is my nick name``

I work in the Arbitration business and Mr. Burbank is a huge Eagles fan and not that honest of a person from what I know.

He upheld this farce because the Commissioner told him to. That's what happens when the Commissioner runs his own "investigations" and suspends coaches for a season without due cause or a trial. He's got a god complex, kinda like old Jerry thinks he's a GM.

Did the arbitrator issue a statement because I cannot fathom how he could have upheld this?

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