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Want to buy a piece of Texas Stadium once the Cowboys move to Arlington? The guy in this article is putting together a plan.

Jerry's talking all optimistic about getting a CBA deal done before this week's deadline. Getting the deal done is good news because of more spending money for 2006, not to mention settling the labor strife issue before it spirals out of control in 2007.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday that progress has been made in talks about a Collective Bargaining Agreement extension.

"I feel that we'll likely have a deal," Jones said while attending the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Now the bad news:

An agreement reached this week would likely delay the start of the free-agent signing period, which is scheduled to begin Friday.

Len Pasquerelli is doing the Jason Fabini speculation thing here. (sub. required)

On the subject of offensive linemen, don't be surprised if Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells takes advantage of the cap woes of one of his former employers, the Jets, to address his situation at right tackle. Because of a ponderous cap excess, the Jets were forced to release eight-year veteran tackle Jason Fabini this week, making him a free agent. And Fabini, who was injured for much of 2005, but was among the NFL's most durable linemen before that, was drafted by Parcells in 1998, when The Tuna was the Jets' head coach. Suggestions that Parcells might pursue Fabini might be dismissed in some circles as the kind of connect-the-dots exercise of which we've been critical of other media outlets. But Parcells' history shows a love of bringing back players he once coached and Fabini, if healthy and willing to accept a palatable contract, could fill a right tackle need the Cowboys have attempted to address for two years. Dallas needs to bolster its offensive line in general, to better protect Drew Bledsoe, if it is to move back into playoff contention in 2006. The bet here is that Parcells and the Cowboys at least conduct some due diligence on Fabini, to gauge his health and his price tag, in the next few weeks.

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