Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was in Washington on Friday for the final talks with a federal mediator in a final attempt to prevent a lockout and union decertification, which eventually occurred.
Jones was one of three NFL owners who met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and a federal meditor Friday as part of the labor committee.
Jones is still confident the union issues will get solved.
"The answer is, we’ll get it done," Jones told reporters. "The answer is, we won’t miss any football. Certainly, that is our goal. Their move into litigation will ultimately result in going right back into negotiation, in our view."
Jones has lots to lose from a financial standpoint because he'll possess the highest payroll in the NFL in 2011, nearly $140 million. But unlike some teams, Jones isn't planning any layoffs within the Cowboys organization because of the lockout.