NFL Owners Have Reportedly Sent Jerry Jones A Cease-And-Desist Warning

Doug Mendoza
November 15, 2017

When it comes to extending the contract of the NFL Commissioner, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes there is no rush to get it done. He's even threatened to sue if it happens. Then there's the conclusion of the Ezekiel Elliott case, of course.

Jones, who accused committee chairman and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank of misleading owners on "critical facts" about the contract talks, preached patience in the extension process for Goodell, who he said has served between 60 to 65 percent of his current contract. 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. But as we just mentioned, the Cowboys owner isn't planning on doing anything of the sort.

"Roger [Goodell] has nearly 18 months left [on his contract]", Jones explained. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions", Blank said. If it gets better at all, that is.

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Jones' efforts to derail the five-year extension for the commissioner, which has been in the works for months and is almost complete, has annoyed a growing number of owners, who are angry that Jones has tried to hold Goodell's compensation hostage as a way to punish the commissioner for his decision to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Six team owners have sent Jones a cease-and-desist letter warning of potential punishments for blocking the contract extension, The New York Times reported Monday, citing sources.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, some team owners have discussed the "nuclear option" with Jones - a clause in the league constitution and bylaws that could force Jones to sell the team. "I speak to a lot of owners, and I know them to be really supportive of the idea of being able to, on their part, see what and guide and give input to the committee, in particular the chairman, and I have well over half this league that is very interested, not only being a part of what is negotiated, but having it come back to them for approval".

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