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Friday, March 4, 2011
Three reasons Cowboys can't afford lockout

By Tim MacMahon

Jerry Jones indicated during Super Bowl week that he was braced for a lockout that would last through the summer.

For the first time, there is hope that won’t happen, with the league and players association making progress toward a deal and extending the current collective bargaining agreement to continue negotiations. That’s even better news for the Cowboys than most NFL teams.

A team coming off a 6-10 season and trying to change the culture under a new coaching regime simply can’t afford to skip an offseason.

The three biggest reasons a lockout would be a really bad deal in Dallas: