Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jerry Jones won't stop fighting owners in Roger Goodell talks

Jerry Jones won't stop fighting owners in Roger Goodell talks

Jerry Jones doesn't want Roger Goodell to get that extension he's after.

Other owners, according to Florio, are upset with Jones because they believe he encouraged Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to blame the National Football League for failing pizza sales. Jones' threat prompted some owners from the six-owner compensation committee to reportedly issue a cease-and-desist warning to Jones. If Jones has a problem with Roger Goodell, then, especially as the owner of the richest franchise in the sport, he should be free to voice his opinion and try to win others to his side. 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.

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.

"The committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the commissioner", Blank said in a statement on Monday. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions". Rather, Jones has said that he is trying to make Goodell's contract talks more transparent in light of what he calls recent missteps by the league office, including how it has handled the protests by players. We've got all the time in the world to extend him.

Jones has stood behind Elliott through the entire legal process, even though the running back eventually lost in court - the CBA does give Goodell the power he's using - and is now serving that suspension.

"I like to hope that Tyron (Smith) is back" said Jones.

Jones and Blank avoided each other after the Falcons defeated the Cowboys in Atlanta on Sunday.

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