Despite Threats From Owners, Jerry Jones Says He Won't Stop Fighting Goodell

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not worried about backlash over his attempts to slow down Roger Goodell's new deal

Jones has been critical of the National Football League and Goodell since the reinstatement of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, but Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan (h/t Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News) that it wasn't the reason he was fighting Goodell's extension. The punishment options include fines, docking draft picks, suspending Jones or the so-called "nuclear option" of forcing Jones to forfeit ownership of the Cowboys.

Jerry Jones may be losing some friends within the National Football League community as he attempts to derail Roger Goodell's contract extension talks, but the Dallas Cowboys owner isn't the slightest bit concerned about being forced to sell his team.

The Compensation Committee now consists of Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants co-owner John Mara, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Steelers owner Art Rooney II, and Texans owner Bob McNair. Which is fitting, given that the lawsuit would arise from Jones' objection to the many millions to be paid to Commissioner Roger Goodell under his next contract.

Jones claimed Tuesday he just wants the compensation committee to bring any negotiations with Goodell to the rest of the owners for approval. Goodell's contract is set to expire after the 2018 season.

"The committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the commissioner", he said. Jones said he opposition has nothing to do with Elliott's suspension. We've got all the time in the world to extend him. "We need to slow this train down".

The six people on the committee - the owners of the Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans - have spoken regularly with other owners about the status of the negotiations, and Blank briefed all owners on the contract talks at leaguewide meeting in mid-October.



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