NFL Owners Vote Against Redskins, Cowboys In Salary Cap Case

In what should be a surprise to no one, NFL owners voted 29-0 not to rescind the salary cap penalties against the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, who were hit with $36 million and $10 million, respectively, in salary cap reductions. One team abstained and the Redskins and Cowboys obviously didn't vote.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who represents NFL owners, made the original ruling on the case so it shouldn't be a surprise that the owners, who are benefiting from the penalties via a $1.6 million increase in salary cap space, voted it down.

The case is not over, though, as NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported last week.

It is called a system arbitration case (Article 15 of the CBA) and will be heard by Professor Stephen Burbank of the University of Pennsylvania, according to the league.

So Tuesday's vote by the owners means that the penalties will continue to be imposed while the arbitration case is heard.

Keep up with the latest developments with our Redskins, Cowboys Salary Cap StoryStream. For more on the Cowboys, visit SB Nation's Blogging The Boys and SB Nation Dallas. And for more on the Redskins, check out Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC.

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