NFL teams still have over a week (until Feb. 23) to decide whether they want to use the franchise tag, which may not even be valid, depending on the interpretation.
But complicating matters is the fact teams still don't have a firm grasp on how much it would cost to franchise players this year. While there are estimates teams are working with, no official terms have come from the NFL Management Council, according to a league source.
Generally, the NFL Players Association distributes tag values to reporters at its pre-Super Bowl news conference. But since the NFLPA disputes the legitimacy of the tags, those weren't passed out in Dallas.
Teams can still technically use the franchise tag until Feb 23rd, but the ramifications of doing so are unknown as they will be largely defined by the next CBA. It is possible (although somewhat unlikely) that franchise tags could not exist in the next CBA, making any tagging done now irrelevant.