It is becoming more and more evident that we will be staring at a NFL lockout with the clock strikes midnight. As a result of the uncertainty that is ahead, the Dallas Cowboys players and coaches got together last night for a meeting to discuss what will happen in the offseason.
“Yeah we had a meeting today,” Cowboys fullback Chris Gronkowski said. “We talked about [the potential lockout] and everyone is concerned about that. Right now, no one knows how long it’s going to last. We just kinda got to get prepared for the offseason.”
“Just trying to get everyone ready,” tackle Sam Young said. “I think you come closer down to crunch time and everyone has questions and everyone is just trying to figure out what’s exactly going on. So I think it was just more getting everyone prepared.”
Teams are not prohibited from talking to players about the upcoming lockout, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, but “labor discussions with players are taking place through collective bargaining and the negotiating teams representing each side.”
If there is a lockout, players will not be able to speak with coaches or front-office personnel or use the team facility. In addition, teams will not be able to cut or sign players.
Let’s hope this mess gets cleared up soon.