Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently did try again to fight NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension one more time.
All 32 NFL owners had originally voted to allow the compensation committee to go forward with negotiations for Goodell’s contract extension. However, Jones changed his tune in the fall.
This was shortly after Goodell issued a six-game suspension on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. In September, shortly after the suspension was issued, is when Jones reportedly began have doubts about Goodell’s new contract, per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
In November, the New York Times’ Ken Belson reported that Jones had threatened to sue the NFL if Goodell’s contract negotiations weren’t scrapped.
On Wednesday, Goodell signed a new contract worth nearly $40 million per year, even though Jones “put forth a resolution,” to try and stop it. ESPN’s Seth Wickersham is reporting from an obtained memo that Jones wanted to halt negotiations for six months.
Even though the contract has been inked, Jones will get the chance the upcoming owner’s meetings to speak to the other owners about Goodell’s role in player discipline, per Wickersham.
It was reported in November by ESPN’s Todd Archer, Adam Schefte, and Mortensen that Jones would get the opportunity at the owner’s meetings to discuss Goodell’s contract with the other owners.
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