Jerry Jones has reportedly 'impeded' Roger Goodell's contract extension talks


Because of that, Jerry is now reportedly impeding the progress of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's contract negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"One person with direct involvement in those talks said that if it weren't for Jerry's involvement, Goodell's extension by now could be done".

This season, Goodell has seemingly made an enemy out of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who seems dead-set on suspending Ezekiel Elliott for player misconduct-despite the mounting evidence that his domestic violence accuser has been lying throughout the entire process.

Goodell's current contract expires in 2019, and the NFL's compensation committee is working on a five-year extension through 2024.

Jones will be on a conference call this week with the compensation committee to discuss Goodell's salary.

According to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Jones is casting doubt on whether Goodell should receive an extension and has made it clear that he thinks the commissioner is overcompensated. But league sources say Goodell was informed that Jones, despite not being a member, would take part in the process within the same time frame as the commissioner was deciding the eventual six-game suspension of Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for violation of the league's domestic violence policy that is now hung up in a court battle. 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.

The members of the NFL's compensation committee include chairman Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers). Owners are happy with the commissioner, they just want him to make less money.

So, while the battle in court goes on, the Cowboys owner might also be taking the fight to Goodell from another angle.