Jerry Jones exits Compensation Committee (even though he was never on it)

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He’s out. Even if he was never in.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones no longer has a role, official or unofficial, in the NFL’s Compensation Committee. The six-owner group has been authorized to negotiate and finalize a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell, subject to parameters approved unanimously by the full ownership in May.

It’s ultimately a distinction without much of a difference. Jones never was a voting member of the Compensation Committee. According to the source, Compensation Committee Chairman Arthur Blank, the owner of the Falcons, offered Jones (who had been serving as an ad hoc member) a vote at last month’s ownership meeting, during a session before the full group of league owners. Despite the urging of Washington owner Daniel Snyder to accept a vote, Jones declined.

The departure of Jones from the process presumably clears the way for the extension to be finalized, given that Jones had emerged as the primary opponent to the terms of the deal.

Multiple reports have indicated the Goodell eventually will sign a five-year extension to his current contract, which expires in 2019. Jones had been trying to muster opposition to the terms of the deal, causing some to conclude that Jones is trying to replace Goodell.

32 responses to “Jerry Jones exits Compensation Committee (even though he was never on it)

  1. Jones had only been trying to crowbar his way onto the committee in order to help Mara outvote Kraft from getting rid of Goodell – which maybe Jerrah’s not so eager to block anymore.

  2. Some of the older owners are out of touch with most Americans. It’s probably better to start turning the future over to the kids. The guys that are going to be gone in a few years don’t have as much incentive to take care of the long term issues. Jerry has enough cleaning to do in his own house.

  3. Please less Jerry Jones this ego maniac is always commenting too often. Goodell’s contract, Pap John’s, Zeke’s case. And they always show this zero on TV during the games. Football fans don’t tune in for the owners.

  4. This is huge. Other owners have put Jerry in his place. Bob Kraft is licking his chops. No team has benefited more under Goodell’s administration then the Patriots and no player has benefited more than Brady.

  5. fmc651 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 1:15 am
    Please less Jerry Jones this ego maniac is always commenting too often. Goodell’s contract, Pap John’s, Zeke’s case. And they always show this zero on TV during the games. Football fans don’t tune in for the owners.

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    Sometimes one is called upon to pick their poison wisely and carefully.

  6. Jerrah is much like some of his players: he brings the league into disrepute. Like any turd he should be flushed.

  7. A Goodell extension is BAD BUSINESS.

    The only way the NFL can stop its bleeding is by cutting him loose. I would be willing to bet there are 10,000 better executives in the world that would take that job for the $40 million/year.

  8. Brady benefitted by getting a few weeks off to rest up so he could come back and embarrass the rest of the league. That’s what you meant right troll?

  9. limakey says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:07 am
    This is huge. Other owners have put Jerry in his place. Bob Kraft is licking his chops. No team has benefited more under Goodell’s administration then the Patriots and no player has benefited more than Brady.
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    This is what happens when you go off your meds. When the medication time chome goes off run don’t walk.

  10. No team has benefited more under Goodell’s administration then the Patriots and no player has benefited more than Brady.

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    I think what you meant to say is that no commissioner has benefited more by help from an owner than Goodell has from Kraft.

  11. Happy trails, to everyone who wanted ole Rog to be the commish for another 7 years, I believe. Welcome to ZERO leadership, letting the inmates run the asylum, declining ratings, an ego driven dictator, etc., etc. You should have thrown your support behind Jerry Jones…so happy trails 😦

  12. Jerry has the Most VALUABLE Franchise in sports! The guy is a Genius and a BALLER! It would be smart to listen and follow his lead. This is a BIZZNESS! & And Jerry KNOWS BIZZNESS! He should be one of the elite if NOT THE elite owner and ruler of the NFL and have the final say! PERIOD!

  13. Ultimately, Goodell’s extension won’t doesn’t mean all that much. It’ll include some buyout and exit clause so if the TV ratings keep declining, etc. there’ll just be an announcement about how he decided to spend more time with his family so he’s leaving early. The telling thing is that there’s even a debate because a few months back this extension sounded like it’d be rubberstamped in a matter of days.

  14. Jerry got his Gold Jacket and thought it meant he could tell the rest of the League how to run things. He’s finally figuring out that’s not the case. That’s one of the reasons you have a Commissioner in the first place, to look out for the interest of the League as a whole, not any one given team or owner.

  15. There’s an issue with the NFL that no one is talking about due to sensitivity and political correctness. Maybe Florio and his crew will discuss this here on PFT…

    The issue is a clash of cultures.

    Facts: The majority of NFL players are black. And the majority of fans/ticket buyers (and owners) are white.

    Fans are tired of what they’re seeing including players protesting during the National Anthem, players celebrating routine plays like they just hit the game winning home run in the World Series, juvenile behavior on and off the field (how many players “act like they’ve been there before” like players of the past?), and criminal behavior. All of these and others are examples of the cultural differences between players and fans.

    Why are NFL game ratings down? Why are people unhappy with the NFL? WE KNOW WHY. It’s obvious. And the signs of the NFL continuing to slide into a moral abyss grow more clear. The future is not bright for the NFL because the clash of cultures cannot be fixed.

    And one key result of this issue is: the players are killing the golden goose – these multi-millionaires are killing the game for themselves and especially for other, future players.

    Let’s see who, if anyone, talks about this publicly.

  16. Goodell better not mess with Jones, he runs the NFL and and the company that leases all the suites for the NFL,
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    apparently Jones is weak and powerless.

  17. What a baby Jones is I bet if they had dropped the Zeke suspension he would be all for Goodell’s extension. Jerruh is a big baby throwing a fit for not getting his way for once

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