Mara commented recently on the $10 million dollar cap penalty the Cowboys will have to suffer because of trying to circumvent their salary cap rules in 2010, which was an uncapped year.
In an interview with ESPN, Mara said the following:
I thought the penalties imposed were proper. They(Cowboys/Redskins) attempted 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 seemed less than pleased when the media ran to him and asked what he felt about the comments by Mara.
Jones said that it was simply Mara’s opinion. When there was a joke about a possible boxing match to settle the “dispute”, Jones said:
I would like to settle this on the field.
No doubt the season opener will be a grudge match between the two teams. Of course, the Cowboys won’t be the only team looking to “settle” things.