“I didn’t spend $1.2 billion to build a stadium and not have the Cowboys playing football in it this year. In general, the response of our ticket holders, the response of our suite holders, the response of all of our constituencies has been they have been and are expecting us to play football. It’s pointless to talk about progress. That’s not the way you measure anything. You can say you don’t have anything until you have a total agreement. … We’ll make sure we sit down and work it out in a way that keeps our great game what it is.
This train is going to get there. I just want to be on it. Each team has its own approach. Each team has its own need for its off-the-field employees that includes their coaching staff. We, for all practical purposes, are year-round for 99 percent of the employees that we have. And certainly, we have an obligation to our stadium and the events that we’re involved in. When you look at the big picture, our operation and what we’re doing with our employees is more dictated by that than it is by the fact that we’re locked out.”
[HT: Dallas Morning News]