Jerry Jones hopeful on arbitration hearing

IRVING, Texas – On May 10, the Cowboys will get their chance to make their case before arbitrator Stephen Burbank regarding the $10 million salary-cap sanction imposed on it by the NFL for violating the spirit of the uncapped 2010 season.

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not allowed to comment on the specifics of the case, but said Wednesday, “We certainly are hopeful that the mediator will see our side of it.”

Jones said the penalty “impacted to some degree” what the Cowboys were able to do in free agency but did not cripple the team’s moves. Washington was hit with a $36 million sanction that it is also appealing with the Cowboys.