Found March 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Redskins and Cowboys have sought arbitration after the NFL reduced their salary caps for the next two seasons. A provision in the new collective bargaining agreement allows the case to be heard by arbitrator Stephen Burbank, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Both teams were penalized for overloading contracts in the 2010 uncapped season despite league warnings to restrict doing so. Washington has been given a 36 million reduction over two years, while Dallas loses 10 million. Each must take at least half the reduction this year. The NFL Players Association agreed to have the 2012 salary cap set at 120.6 million rather than a lower number and for the Redskins and Cowboys to take those reductions. Otherwise, the cap would have been significantly lower.
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