Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Jerry Jones reportedly 'impeding' work on Roger Goodell's contract extension

Jerry Jones reportedly 'impeding' work on Roger Goodell's contract extension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always been a supporter of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but after the way the league handled its investigation and suspension of Ezekiel Elliott, it appears his opinion has changed. That committee decides whether to extend Goodell's contract and sets his compensation level, and it appears Jones is wielding that influence. But despite not being a member of the six-person committee, Jones has become involved in negotiations, to the point that ESPN's Adam Schefter reported one source said, "If it weren't for Jerry's involvement, Goodell's extension by now could be done". A source familiar with the matter told ESPN just how influential Jones' involvement has been.

"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done", Schefter said.

Goodell's current deal expires in 2019 and was expected to have a deal done before the start of the season. Now the negotiations have hit a snag. It's believed Jones is operating as a seventh voice on the committee, standing for the 26 owners not represented on the committee and reportedly believes the commissioner should take a pay cut.

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."

There's news on Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.

Goodell's earnings of more than $200 million since he was elected commissioner in 2006 - including a $44 million salary in 2015 - is at the core of Jones' aggressive strategy in communicating with fellow owners.

Roger Goodell's contract with the National Football League expires in 2019, and a report from a month ago indicated the commissioner is close to tacking five more years onto the deal.

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