My punchline on this: Jerry Jones, highly influential in the NFL, puppeteered this move via the League Office so he could get Payton next year.
My Gut Feeling on this: If this holds up as a voided extension, then Jerry Jones will get Payton next year.
Remember, Payton got a house in Westlake, Texas, an affluent area that is in the Dallas Vicinity area, the last couple of years.
During the lock-out last year, Romo & Payton played volleyball together. Romo is in the last year of his contract next year. Jerry Jones is a Romo supporter. I think Jerry's Super puzzle piece for his team is Payton, who will revamp the team as needed ala the Saints in 2006, and I got a gut feeling like earlier in the year that Payton will land in Big D. Benson will push but Jones will shove and throw for Payton.
"This Game is Not For the Faint of Heart" --Bill Parcells