After having sent a letter to Jerry Jones’s attorney essentially saying that the Dallas Cowboys owner needs to cut the shit in regards to his threats to sue if commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract is extended after this season, the NFL Compensation Committee has denied Jones’s motion for all 32 NFL team owners to vote on Goodell’s extension.
Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons organization and chairman of the Compensation Committee, indicated that their decision was based on a unanimous decision made in May by all team owners which gave the committee exclusive authority to negotiate Goodell’s contract. A decision will be reached on the potential contract extension by December 13. Goodell’s current contract expires as the end of the 2018 season.
The NFL has not taken kindly to Jones’s threats to sue, with the Compensation Committee removing him as a non-voting, ad hoc member due to his actions. Jones has also been vocally against the 6- game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for domestic abuse charges, which has finally been enacted after being lifted and brought back numerous times throughout the season.