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Jerry Jones Blocking Contract Extension For Roger Goodell

17 September 2017

National Football League owners selected a compensation committee of six of their peers to negotiate Goodell's contract, and Jones is not one of the six.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is "impeding" negotiations on National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's proposed contract extension, according to ESPN. Jones will be included on the call, sources said.

Goodell's current deal expires in 2019 and was expected to have a deal done before the start of the season.

The members of the NFL's compensation committee include chairman Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).

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While Jones has made it no secret that he is furious about Elliott's suspension, Mortensen and Schefter report that his issue with Goodell's proposed extension is more about how much money the commissioner is making.

"One person with direct involvement in those talks said that if it weren't for Jerry's involvement, Goodell's extension by now could be done".

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes more money than most anyone in the world of sports on an annual basis and most of the league's owners have been pretty happy to let him make that much as the NFL has reached record levels of prosperity on Goodell's watch.

So, while the battle in court goes on, the Cowboys owner might also be taking the fight to Goodell from another angle.

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Still, despite that, Goodell is in overall good standing with the majority of the owners in the NFL.

One source even countered, insisting, "This is about money and a guy (Goodell) making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job."

Jones was unavailable for comment.

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Jerry Jones Blocking Contract Extension For Roger Goodell