Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Jerry Jones confident CBA gets done
By Calvin Watkins
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- At the annual Cowboys golf tournament for its sponsors, team owner Jerry Jones said he's confident a new collective bargaining agreement will get done.
"The train will get there," Jones said Wednesday. "That is the attitude everybody should have. Whether or not, or how and when. We want to do it in a way that doesn't impact our fans negatively if we can."
The two sides will resume talks June 7 just days after a June 3 hearing in a federal appeals court regarding a lower court's ruling that temporarily lifted the lockout.
The longer the lockout remains in place it puts the start of the 2011 season in doubt. Jones is part of the management council and has sat in on several labor sessions.
"I don't have that point in time as to a date that this doesn't call for that," Jones said regarding a possible deadline for when NFL teams should start to worry about the 2011 season. "You play this on a week-by-week, month-by-month, day-by-day basis. There is no point in having deadlines because you have to think what happens if you don't make the deadline. But you get up the next morning and go forward. We are going to have football. We are going to have a great league."