By Calvin Watkins
With the NFLPA decertifying and the owners beginning their lockout Friday night
, several decisions around the NFL -- and with the Cowboys -- will be delayed.
One of the biggest decisions for the Cowboys involves starting right tackle Marc Colombo
. When the new league year starts, the Cowboys have 15 days to decide whether to pick up a $2.6 million option bonus on Colombo’s contract.
If the Cowboys choose not to pick up the option, Colombo becomes a free agent. With the uncertainty of the rules, the league could start the 2011-12 league year whenever it wants. Free agency could also begin regardless of the lockout and the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement because the NFL could implement its own rules without input from the union.
There are so many issues that are left up in the air.
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