Jerry Jones won't back down from fight with fellow owners over Goodell


A league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that multiple owners already have been discussing the possibility, which flows from Article VIII of the NFL's Constitution & Bylaws.

"He's served about 60 percent, roughly, 65 percent of this contract", Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, per Todd Archer of ESPN.

Goodell's push for an extension has been met with opposition from team owners including the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones who say the timing of the extension could be a public relations disaster.

"Roger has nearly 18 months left".

"We've got all the time in the world to extend [Goodell]", Jones said. "We just need to slow this train down".

On Saturday, committee chairman Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons removed Jones as an ad-hoc, non-voting member of the committee due to his threat to sue. "The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward".

Coming into the season, Roger Goodell's impending contract extension talks were likely well down the list of issues National Football League owners would have expected to become extremely hard. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions".

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.

"I've had not one inkling of communication with the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous", Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio show.

The New York Times reported Monday that the six owners on the NFL's compensation committee Jones had received a cease-and-desist warning from the six owners on the committee.

Once a strong advocate of Goodell, Jones apparently soured on the commissioner after he suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy relating to his domestic abuse allegations.