Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appears on board with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s new contract, but also said that things will not be the same in that office.
A new incentive-laden deal has been reached with Goodell, and it appears that Jones has made his peace with it. However, Jones also said that it is time to make some changes to NFL procedure.
“We’re doing a lot of things good. But there’s some areas we need to change, Jones said via Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams. “One of it, it’s an antiquated [NFL] constitution, an antiquated situation as to the power of the commissioner, this will address that.”
Jones reported battle against Goodell’s contract extension has been one of the biggest stories of this NFL season.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported that Jones was having doubts in September about a new Goodell’s contract, after he voted unanimously with the other owners to allow the compensation committee work out the finances on a new deal. Since then Jones appointed himself to the compensation committee, and was later removed from it—he also never had any voting power on that committee.
Since then reports have come out about Jones threatening to sue the NFL—per the New York Times’ Ken Belson, and unleashing a tirade on Goodell when being informed that running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy per ESPN’s Don Van Natta and Seth Wickersham. It was reported on Sunday by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham that Jones tried one last time to put a hold on a new contract for Goodell for six months.
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