On Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media pointed out a dynamic that the Dallas Cowboys have not tried to hide: their tendency to eliminate the middleman and deal directly with agents represented by agents  The NFL Players Association judges the facts as "not good" and is currently reviewing due diligence before taking any official action and / or making a formal statement.
It will not be hard for the union to put together evidence. On Wednesday, owner Jerry Jones essentially confessed to the Dallas fan that cowboys like to cut out the middleman whenever and however they can.
"[T] That has always been the problem with me and my approach to managing the cowboys," said Jerry Jones about Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com, "If you cut out people between the money and the player, we know all that agents and lawyers have their agenda by the way, they all take money out of the pie when they get there, the straighter it goes from the source to the one who receives it, nine times out of 10, that's more efficient . "
Ten times out of 10, that's better for the team that would like to do this Raiding players who have no agents protecting their interests, and it seems like the cowboys routinely go straight to the player
Consider this comment by Cowboys COO Stephen Jones at the camper opening press conference regarding the team's ability to negotiate a deal with the defensive end of DeMarcus Lawrence: "We sat for i There and then suddenly had a good little visit to DeMarcus and things happened quickly. You're home in about 24 hours. "
This is probably one of the reasons why Ezekiel Elliott is running back and if he is not in the camp, the Joneses can not pressure him and they have no choice but to deal with his agent, Rocky Arceneaux." What they would rather not do is which is the best evidence of the value of a good agent, and perhaps conclusive proof that the cowboys are free to question the NFLPA.