Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Jerry Jones I'm Not Being Forced to Leave Cowboys

Jerry Jones I'm Not Being Forced to Leave Cowboys

However, with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doing his best to single-handedly wreck Goodell's extension as part of Jones' ongoing feud with the commissioner, things have gotten ugly in the prolonged discussions.

The range of punishments, according to the Times, includes fines, docking draft picks and even suspending Jones, who has owned the Cowboys since 1989.

The New York Times reported on Monday that the league's compensation committee sent Jones a cease-and-desist warning. Which is fitting, given that the lawsuit would arise from Jones' objection to the many millions to be paid to Commissioner Roger Goodell under his next contract.

In his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Jones called that report "laughable".

"If somebody is asserting that or thinking about that kind of thing, they're not knowledgeable on how things work in the National Football League". Goodell reportedly has asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, the use of a private jet for life and lifetime health insurance for his family.

Jones said he has not received any cease-and-desist notices from the compensation committee.

One wonders why Jones' opposition to Goodell's contract, whatever the reason for the opposition, should be a big deal? "The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward".

There is thought that Jones' motivation comes out of anger with Goodell giving Dallas' star running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension that he finally started serving last week.

"I like to hope that Tyron (Smith) is back" said Jones. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions". "We need to slow this train down".

Jones and Blank avoided each other after the Falcons defeated the Cowboys in Atlanta on Sunday.

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