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By PFW staff

NFL owners voted 29-0 to uphold the salary-cap fines against the Redskins and Cowboys, NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported. Both Dallas owner Jerry Jones and Washington owner Daniel Snyder were not allowed to participate, and a third team abstained from the vote.

The resolution means the owners will move forward with the punishments. The Cowboys and Redskins both filed appeals of the penalties, which the league felt made it necessary for the owners to vote on the punishments. The NFL released a statement on Monday in response to the appeals.

The Cowboys were fined $10 million in cap space and the Redskins $36 million for pushing spending into the uncapped year of 2010 by front-loading contracts. The forfeited salary-space, if upheld by the arbitrator, will be entered into the league pool and distributed among every other team besides the Raiders and Saints, who also engaged in the front-loading of salaries.

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