Jerry Jones: It's Laughable, Ridiculous to Think Owners Could Force Cowboys Exit


On Saturday, committee chairman Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons removed Jones as an ad-hoc, non-voting member of the committee due to his threat to sue.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not anxious about backlash over his attempts to slow down Roger Goodell's new deal.

"Roger [Goodell] has nearly 18 months left [on his contract]", Jones explained.

Jones, who is upset about the six-game ban handed to his star running back Ezekiel Elliott by Roger Goodell, is leading the charge against the National Football League commissioner getting a new contract.

The compensation committee held a conference call Monday and then gave Jones a cease-and-desist warning, the New York Times reported.

Jones has pushed back against the National Football League possibly extending Goodell's contract, even hiring lawyer David Boies and threatening a potential lawsuit if the transaction goes through.

Jones also responded to the report that he may be ousted as owner of the Dallas Cowboys by a so-called "nuclear option" from his fellow owners.

"I've had not one inkling of communication with the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous", he said.

Jones wants all owners to be able to sign off on the details of Goodell's new contract, which would begin in 2019, even though the owners voted unanimously in May to allow the compensation committee to negotiate the specifics of the deal.

"The committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the commissioner", he said.

"I like to hope that Tyron (Smith) is back" said Jones. "We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing, and all the time in the world to extend him. We need to slow this train down", Jones would say during his weekly radio appearance. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions".