By hook or by crook, 28 NFL owners erased a combined $46 million in cap space belonging to the Cowboys and Redskins over the next two years and divvied up that money amongst themselves.
Shockingly, the owner of an NFC East rival approves.
John Mara, who owns the New York Giants, is also the head of the NFL Management Council, which ultimately approved the cap sanctions. In an item posted on NFL.com, he is quoted as saying the action against the Cowboys and Redskins was justified:
*"I thought the penalties improsed were proper. What they did was in violation of the spirit of the salary cap. They tried to take advantage of a one-year loophole, and quite frankly, I think they're lucky they didn't lose draft picks."
*Cowboys owner Jerry Jones disagrees. On Sunday Dallas and Washington filed grievances against the league and its players association.