Published: Wed, November 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Jerry Jones will not sue National Football League over Roger Goodell's contract extension

Jerry Jones will not sue National Football League over Roger Goodell's contract extension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided for now that he won't be suing the NFL.

It was the latest escalation between the league and Jones, a schism that appears to have origins in Goodell's decision to suspend Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games.

Kraft, of course had a long battle with Goodell over Tom Brady's deflategate suspension, much similar to the fight Jones had over Ezekiel Elliott's suspension. Does Jones have the juice to unseat Goodell? Outside counsel representing the NFL's compensation committee sent Jones a letter last week saying that he has been acting in a way that is "detrimental to the league's best interests, " and that Jones' "antics, whatever their motivation, are damaging the League". "It is about the accountability of the commissioner to all of the ownership".

On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that despite Jones' best efforts, Goodell's new contract extension is expected to be finalized "at or before" the NFL's owners meetings on December 13.

Put another way: It's hard to imagine that this doesn't have nearly everything to do with Elliott, but Jones knows that he doesn't have the support to block Goodell's contract extension.

"I told the committee that I was standing down on legal action because they wanted to get input from all of the owners", Jones said, via USA Today Sports' Jarrett Bell.

Later on Tuesday, Jones' attorney, David Boies, told ESPN's Darren Rovell that Jones wants the owners to have the opportunity "to take a majority vote as to whether they should be allowed to see the commissioner's contract before it is approved".

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