The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit Thursday to seek to stop the NFL’s plan to build an “environmental protection room” in the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in a bid to preserve its standing as a professional football team.
The suit comes less than two months after the NFL released a list of players and coaches who will play in the Cowboys’ new stadium, and the players are seeking an injunction to prevent the Cowboys from moving the facility, which will be a major step in addressing safety concerns in the building.
NFLPA attorneys will ask the court to issue a preliminary injunction to block the Cowboys building from being moved.
The lawsuit also cites the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys as the plaintiffs in a separate lawsuit filed by the union in May that seeks to stop a proposed plan by the NFL to build a new facility at the stadium site.
The league says it’s working on a plan that includes a new indoor facility and has promised to release the plan by September.
NFL spokeswoman Lauren J. Smith said the union is working on that plan and expects to provide more information to the NFLPA in the coming weeks.