Jones: Cowboys followed rules before cap reduction




GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have filed a brief in their challenge of a $10 million salary cap reduction by the NFL. Owner Jerry Jones says his team followed the rules before being penalized.

A hearing is set Thursday before arbitrator Stephen Burbank on appeals by the Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, whose cap was reduced by $36 million. The two NFC East teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings.

Jones says Wednesday that all his team's contracts were approved by the league. But he acknowledged that it is a "complicated issue."

Jones wouldn't elaborate about what he calls a "real good brief" by the team. He also wouldn't say what specifically he anticipates from the hearing, when the teams will be represented by attorneys.