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In one day, DeMaurice Smith changes perceptions among owners

Well, we got the extension to labor talks that all NFL fans were hoping for. Now what?

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash will hold dueling press conferences around 3 p.m. ET to go over the decision to extend talks for a week.

The groundwork for the extension was made on Thursday, when Smith and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spearheaded significant progress in the negotiations.

Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports appeared on PFT Live Friday and believes Smith helped to win some newfound respect from NFL owners.

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