Not only are the Cowboys refusing to provide the Titans a fourth-round pick this year and another choice in 2009, but there are disagreements over whether the Cowboys would reimburse the Titans for some bonus money owed to the suspended cornerback.
The Titans and Cowboys have been in talks to arrange a deal sending the suspended defender and return specialist to Dallas, where he says he wants to play once his indefinite NFL suspension is lifted.
"It's pretty muddled," a Dallas source said. "Any time you have disputes over both the picks and the money, you have a real problem."
The teams held intense discussions Thursday night without being able to resolve their issues.
"The deal can still be made but there is a lot of work to do," a Titans source said.
Ed Werder covers the NFL for ESPN.