Jerry Jones: Owners should approve of Roger Goodell’s decisions

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When it comes to the disputed contract extension that will (or won’t) be signed by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the concerns of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently extend beyond Goodell’s compensation package.

In a Friday appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones explained his concerns, while also confirming that he has hired a lawyer to handle the situation.

“The news account were right in this respect,” Jones said. “This is such an important matter in light of all that’s going on in the NFL right now that I basically feel that this extension of Roger should go and be reviewed and approved by all the owners, not just a few of the owners. And the committee that basically negotiates the salary with our Commissioner is taking the view, especially the chairman [Arthur Blank], that they in a limited group can complete this agreement. And I disagree. I think that we should with all the interest and commitment that we have throughout the ownership — this is the most aware ownership, the smartest ownership if you will, to a man, to a team, is more sophisticated in knowledge, is more involved in the operations of these clubs. So . . . on the extension of the Commissioner that everybody should not only really get involved but make their own decision. So this is simply about making sure that all clubs have input in not only what the Commissioner, his extension, but also in future years his decisions. And we all see how impactful a Commissioner’s decision can be in many areas. We’ve given him a lot of power. I think we need the checks and balances of ownership of actually having be in a position to not just suggest but approve of his decisions. So that’s what this is about.”

So it’s about Goodell’s money and his power. The problem, however, is that the owners granted the Compensation Committee the authority in May to negotiate and finalize a five-year extension. Absent evidence that the Compensation Committee is exceeding its authority or that the authority was not valid, Jones needs 23 other owners in order to undo that which all of them decided to do six months ago.

Absent 24 total votes, Jones seems to be inclined to use the legal system to get what he wants. He declined to reveal his plans in that regard.

“I know [the next step], but I wouldn’t want to get into that right now,” Jones said. “There is strategy involved here. And that’s, I guess, with everything, there’s strategy. But there’s certainly strategy in this. But I’m well founded and I’ve got good advisers and I do know what I’m talking about here.”

Jones said that what he ultimately wants is the ability of the owners to give up-or-down approval to the final agreement negotiated with Goodell. Maybe that’s what they should have done in the first place: Allow the Compensation Committee to negotiate the deal, then approve it.

Regardless, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to include one more step that would require 24 owners to give a thump’s up to the contract before Goodell and the league put their signatures on it. Whether that’s what they should have done in the first place, it doesn’t seem to be too late to do it now.

94 responses to “Jerry Jones: Owners should approve of Roger Goodell’s decisions

  1. Dear Jerry,
    You approved the CBA. You helped draft it. You loved it. Now like Mr. Kraft, you’re angry and upset because he’s using the power you gave him in ways that you don’t like. He’s your monster. Don’t act so upset and angry now that it’s affecting you. As a savvy businessman you should have expected this, to have at least a little foresight. But it seems you and the rest of the owners have zero foresight. Your league is suffering, your commissioner has unchecked power and now you think it’s a problem because he’s suspending Zeke. Somehow I find it hard to have any sympathy for you. I’m actually enjoying it, as much as I enjoyed the temper tantrum Mr. Kraft threw. In fact this is more entertaining than most Thursday night games. Here’s hoping your team tanks, like your well crafted CBA.
    Sincerely,
    An NFL fan of the only team to vote down the CBA.

  2. “There is strategy involved here. And that’s, I guess, with everything, there’s strategy. But there’s certainly strategy in this. But I’m well founded and I’ve got good advisers and I do know what I’m talking about here.”

    very convincing Jerry

  3. Committees are in place so that every owner doesn’t have to deal with every issue.
    Jones was fine with that for the last almost 30 years he has been an owner.
    So what has changed? The Elliott case sure has him miffed.

    He’s going out on a limb here and hoping that the public perception of the Commissioner, and maybe some fellow owners who have complained privately to Jones, will stand behind him. Some of those owners may not be Goddell’s number one fan, but they likely don’t hate him as much to be exposing the league and ownership internal procedures for all to see, via legal means no less, by one owner with an axe to grind.

    Jones is on very thin ice here with this power play with the league and the fellow owners, and as I don’t see what the huge upside is even if he topples Goddel from an internal league ownership point of view, other then wanting someone more friendly to him personally in his place. And other owners won’t be allowing that.

  4. So Jerry, you want the owners to approve all of the Commissioner’s decisions. You really expect the other 31 owners to overturn Elliott’s suspension? The anthem? At least one owner has encouraged and supported his players in the protests and that is Robert Kraft. Why is that? Maybe he looks at through different eyes because he, in fact is a minority. And he knows the real dangers of social injustices and the dangers of ignoring them.

  5. limakey says:
    November 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    So Jerry, you want the owners to approve all of the Commissioner’s decisions.
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    I guess I am a little confused, because all I read is that Roger Goodell doesn’t do anything without the owners telling him to do it.

    So, which is it?

  6. .
    Jerry has some solid points. Each team was assessed over 3 million dollars to prosecute framegate. Goodell just took those assets from ownership and transferred them to Ted Wells without explanation.
    .

  7. Did you approve of cheating the Pats for “Spygate” and “Deflategate”, stealing draft picks, money, defaming them and trying to distract them during runs to Super Bowls?

    Did ya, Jerrah? What about Goodell trying to help Baltimore cheat by protecting Ray Rice, in such creepy fashion? Did you approve of that? Or, protecting Peyton Manning’s obvious PED use with Chinese drugs from the Guyer Institute? Where were those owners approving of all of that?

    Hmm?

    We’re supposed to believe Goodell just showed up as commissioner as an honorable leader and magically stumbled across all these serious “violations”, as he sanctimoniously rules like a crazed dictator, as a cheating conduit for the owners, as Rozelle and Tagliabue were in comas during their tenures?

  8. Like Jerry or not this is a last chance effort to be able to get rid of Goodell. For that reason, I’d side with J.R. Ewing at this point if he could oust this goofy commissioner.

  9. cookerduff123 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Hard to take seriously anything that Jerry “Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence” Jones says these days.
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    Same with John “Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence” Mara and Ben “Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence” McAdoo.

  10. But I don’t understand, Jerrah, you have been very publicly, very approving of everything Fraudger’s done until this year – what changed?

  11. It’s obvious that Jones is lying through his teeth here. He’s mad about Elliott getting suspended, that’s it. His BS about owners being smarter and more engaged than ever is just a carrot to try to get other owners to support his quest for vengeance.

    Remember when he told Kraft not to sue the NFL over the Brady suspension in order to be a good team player and put the NFL over his personal anger? Yeah, shoe is on the other foot now and Jones is a selfish hypocrite. He’s being petty and hurting the game…we don’t need more drama.

  12. The sad thing is this side stuff is more entertaining to follow then a lot of teams. Games are decided by poor play more then amazing plays. Players need more practice time.

  13. People are chirping “but the CBA!”.

    What does approving a futures contract with a commissioner have anything to do with the signing of the CBA? Are you trying to imply that because a CBA was drafted with a commissioner, the NFL owners must accept that commissioner for the life of the deal?

    There are no statements in the CBA that state that 6 owners control the fate of the commissioner. The guy that becomes commissioner directly affects all 32 owners, not the 6 self serving (cough *Mara* cough) owners. If the vast majority (24 of 32) owners approve, the other 8 can just suck it up and move along or sell their team. If 6 owners approve, what do the other 26 get?

    Kraft can bow out all he wants, he currently has direct influence on future contract/compensation.

  14. Take your medicine like a man Jerry. You had no problem with deflategate and bountygate, now it’s your turn

  15. so in a nutshell jerruh, you got caught slipping’

    aligned yourself with rodger when he was squeezing Kraft.

    now you got bit and want to backpedal.

  16. Discipline issues have become a full time job in the NFL. The current system with the Commissioner’s Office being the investigators, prosecutors, judge and appeals board is not working. This aspect is soiling the Commissioners Office and discipline should be seperated, with the Commissioner only deciding the final appeals.

  17. The beginning of the end of the NFL. Its been fun guys and gals… On to futbol we go!! Actually i think baseball is making a real comeback. That world series was pretty exciting to me! Congrats Astros!!

  18. streetyson says:
    November 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    But I don’t understand, Jerrah, you have been very publicly, very approving of everything Fraudger’s done until this year – what changed?

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    What changed is that jerry got fed up with being penalized for pushing cap money into an uncapped year, then kraft, mara and other owners pushed RG to take draft picks from the boys and redskins. he got more pissed when josh brown got a one game suspension, junior galette got a 2 game suspension (served on IR) for dv after there was a 6 game penalty, while his player gets 6 games. He sees the disparity, but most on here cannot.

  19. Jerry was the one that body slammed the LA Deal and how is that going? He ran over the committee that put the recommendation together for that deal and now we have the Chargers in LA and that has been a total debacle. But Jerry knows all and needed to meddle with the LA Relocation committee and now the Goodell’s compensation committee. In Jerry’s mind it is the “JFL” not the “NFL”.

  20. Jerry you knew “all of this” when this committee was formed. NOW you want to change everything because of Elliott and other issues that come up specifically with The Dallas Cowboys.
    Jerry if you truly want to be this detailed and meticulous the first step you should and should have taken is “change your criteria and evaluation of the players you draft and sign. Jerry you are always willing to take these guys that are absolutely headed for trouble. So in summary Jerry you speak out of both sides of your mouth. Take care of your own team and The Commissioner won’t even have an effect.

  21. They all did, when they signed the CBA. Now that it’s impacting Dallas and not New England, suddenly it’s a problem for Jerry.

    Own it, cowpoke.

  22. For those claiming that the Zeke suspension is the sole reason for Jerry taking a hard line stance here, I posit, then why did theses same questions exist at the owners meetings in Az earlier this year? Jerry was saying the nfl should get out of the crime and punishment business and look at ways of reducing the league’s (commissioner included) overreaching arm into player discipline and creating headlines. Since then, there have been a number of other issues to arise under Goodell’s tenuous leadership–mainly the backlash of the anthem controversy and the decline in viewers almost on a weekly basis. This is a business matter, and Goodell ain’t been handling his to be demanding for $200 million gauranteed.

  23. Agree with Jerry. Goodell has botched too many issues,i.e. the protests ‘using’ the NFL trademark to voice discontent with public issues. It should have been stopped immediately. Allowing teams to ‘relocate’ without thorough analysis of the negative consequences of a move. With this, fans have been extremely discouraged with the Charger fiasco, the Raiders move to Las Vegasand Buffalo move’rumors.’ how does the New Mexico Packers sound to fans? Owners don’t get it! This damages not only decades old fan bases and general NFL fan disgust. The league is forsaking tradition, integrity and history for a fast buck. Lastly, game tickets, parking, concessions have all gone through the roof with Goodell. Why are they keeping him on? Pathetic.

  24. I had no problem with him running the league into the ground before. In fact, I spearheaded a log of the dumb stuff you thought came from him until he suspended one of my boys. Thursday nights, all me. London games, I was all for that. The Vegas and LA move debacles, all me. I am a ranking owner, you know.

    Yeah, your breed of owner is more knowledgeable about the league, except you’re going to be the ones who will be looked back on as the ones that oversaw its decline because of your avarice.

  25. Then what’s the point of having a commissioner? It’s his job to deal with all the day to day crap that the owners shouldn’t have to bother with or try to reach consensus on. Not to mention the things they shouldn’t be involved with in order to protect impartiality. Either he’s doing a good job and should be given a new contract, or he isn’t and you hire someone else. You can’t expect to hire quality talent if you are then going to micromanage them. Anyone who either needs to be, or is ok with being, micromanaged, is not quality talent.
    I can’t stand Roger Goodelll, but holy geeze, Jerry Jones is equally despise-able.

  26. “this is the most aware ownership, the smartest ownership if you will, to a man, to a team, is more sophisticated in knowledge …”

    I’m surprised he didn’t also claim that crowd at his press conference was the largest in history, or claim never to have met Goodell.

  27. Pretty Sad when ALL these situations like TB12’s framegate, spygate, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson ONE YEAR suspension ect were all applauded by JJ. Now Zeke’s suspension sends him off the deep end. Making the idiot Mark Cuban right. First off Goodell makes an absurd amount of money. Grossly overpaid !! The NFL is declining in ratings for many reasons. Too many games per week like Thursday ( player safety at risk doing this)..Out of country games is just stupid. The kneeling. And others I can’t stand like the color rush uniforms, all these now way over practiced potato sack race TD celebrations, Refs still making bad calls and I still have no clue what a catch is nowadays.
    The NFL was a money making machine and NOT because of Rodgers. If the NFL isn’t careful another league like the USFL ( WHICH I LOVED BTW)will emerge if and when they strike and steal fans for good…For now I watch more college then pro games now.

  28. JJ is probably actually doing himself a disservice. It would create an even bigger uproar if somehow Goodell/NFL “settles” with Elliot. Everyone would think JJ bribed Goodell bribed with his contract to reverse course so now to avoid the appearance that he can “bought”, Goodell must continue to see that Elliot serves his entire suspension.

  29. Well looky here. Good ol’ Jerry is protesting against Roger Goodell and the compensation committtee. He is a multi-million airs a hundred times over. He should stop whining, and be grateful that this country has allowed him to be an owner of a team that plays a child’s game and make millions of dollars. Such a spoiled and entitled owner. Jerry so go order a pap johns pizza and just enjoy the game.

  30. If you don’t get what you want, cry, whine, tweet, sue and run for President.
    Jerry’s got all the tools.

  31. Jerry is little more than a bully. More amazingly, he’s the one guy on the planet who can generate sympathy for Goodell.

  32. Where is President Trump to tweet that Jerry Jones is disrespecting our country by because he consistently hires criminals who don’t represent the American way such a woman assaulting Ezekiel Elliot, Greg Hardy, and the list goes on throughout the years.

    Jerry Jones had no problem with Roger Goodell until he realized that his woman assaulter would get suspended.

  33. “Discipline issues have become a full time job in the NFL”.

    And who is ultimately to blame for this? The fan segment that clamors for players to be given “extra-judicial” discipline. The fan segment that swallows the malarkey that it is a “privilege” to play in the NFL. When Roger was first appointed and started his protect the shield campaign these people were all for him putting the “uneducated millionaires” in their places.

  34. NFL owners are like the mafia. Their rules are made up based on the who’s in power. time for investigation of the NFL and break up their tax free status. the country they feel now compelled to disrespect should make the NFL Equal with any other corporation.

  35. So he had no issue in May but now he does? Hmm now what could of swayed that thought or has he brought this up in the past?

  36. Without a quasi-independent commissioner, the league opens itself nice and wide for anti-trust issues. With Trump in the White House, you can be sure that will happen if Jones and his idiot clique get to sign off on decisions.

    I’m telling you: He’s Al Davis without the white satin workout wardrobe.

  37. People keep crying about “Jerry didn’t care about deflategate, bountygate, etc” but what exactly was Jerry suppose to do that the owners of those teams couldn’t/didn’t do for themselves? If he had chimed in against Goodell many of y’all would’ve accused him of trying to make it about himself and would’ve wanted him to shut up. Jerry never said he supported Brady’s suspension he simply pointed out that he had also been screwed over by Roger Goodell with the whole uncapped year situation and had no option but to accept it and even took a shot at Roger’s salary saying he was well compensated for having to make tough decisions. I believe this is mostly fueled by the Zeke suspension and so what if it is? The NFL wanted to do their own investigations into player conduct and decide for themselves if a suspension was warranted and then completely ignored the recommendation of their own investigator doing her job for the system Goodell put in place so I don’t see how anybody can blame Jerry for being mad. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the investigation didn’t take the full 15 months, trying to justify Goodell’s predetermined outcome did

  38. It’s obvious…Jerry wants Roger out, so, as the “ranking owner”, he can assume the Commissioner position…and “let” Stephen J run the team. Jerry knows best.

  39. I dont like Jones. And lets not kid ourselves about what his motives are really. But the things he is pushing are actually good business sense.

  40. jimmyjohns01 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm
    JJ is probably actually doing himself a disservice. It would create an even bigger uproar if somehow Goodell/NFL “settles” with Elliot. Everyone would think JJ bribed Goodell bribed with his contract to reverse course so now to avoid the appearance that he can “bought”, Goodell must continue to see that Elliot serves his entire suspension.

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    certainly part of it

    but, that still does not change the fact goodell has cheated, lied, is attempting to steal elliott’s money and has committed consumer fraud yet again with a fake scandal.

    the affadavit is available
    for anyone to read online

    by all accounts elliott is clearly innocent and is being framed by thompson and goodell

  41. Jerry Jones is acting like my 2 year old granddaughter when she doesn’t get her way…fall to the floor and throw a temper tantrum. Get over it Jerry!! Your boy is a little punk who is getting his ass handed to him. He needs to be taught a lesson and that is what Goodell is doing. People need to realize, he has all the power. The players approved of him handling all discipline in the CBA they signed. Why do you think the appeal was denied yesterday??? The other owners will keep Roger because of one thing = $$$$$$$ As long as that is coming in, he will stay!

  42. Jerry Jones isa a petulant crybaby (like the Trump guy).

    Isn’t your privilege good enough? do you have to stack the deck to make sure you get your way every time? Weren’t you taught that nobody gets their way every time ?

  43. northeastkiller says:
    November 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    “Waaaah, it was okay when it was the Saints and Patriots, but not when it’s meeeeeeeee!”

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    but why are goodell’s antics ok in the first place?

    always go to the source of a problem

  44. delawarefootballfan says:
    November 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm
    Jerry Jones is acting like my 2 year old granddaughter when she doesn’t get her way…fall to the floor and throw a temper tantrum. Get over it Jerry!! Your boy is a little punk who is getting his ass handed to him. He needs to be taught a lesson and that is what Goodell is doing. People need to realize, he has all the power. The players approved of him handling all discipline in the CBA they signed. Why do you think the appeal was denied yesterday??? The other owners will keep Roger because of one thing = $$$$$$$ As long as that is coming in, he will stay!

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    But, it’s not coming in. Back to back seasons of ratings drops with leverage needed for a new CBA deal by 2020.

    Yikes!

    Looks like now is a great time to blame it all on Goodell, fire him and try to regain some footing, before it’s too late.

  45. “He’s got obviously a very tough job. Now I see some people doing that, that’s that old violin that’s not feeling too sorry for him because that’s why you pay the big bucks is to deal with the big problems. But he’s doing an outstanding job. I can tell you firsthand that in his spot you have to with people that you are counting on to help build and to help excel as far as the National Football League, I’m talking about the owners, you have to know that you’re going to make some decisions that are very unpopular with that particular group.”

    Jerry Jones … on DeflateGate Goodell

  46. After reading the transcript of Jerry’s radio comments and concluding he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, let me translate: “I’m butt hurt and I have money so I’m going to do everything I can to make that butt hurt go away.”

  47. cboys4life2014 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    People keep crying about “Jerry didn’t care about deflategate, bountygate, etc” but what exactly was Jerry suppose to do that the owners of those teams couldn’t/didn’t do for themselves? If he had chimed in against Goodell many of y’all would’ve accused him of trying to make it about himself and would’ve wanted him to shut up. Jerry never said he supported Brady’s suspension he simply pointed out that he had also been screwed over by Roger Goodell with the whole uncapped year situation and had no option but to accept it and even took a shot at Roger’s salary saying he was well compensated for having to make tough decisions. The NFL wanted to do their own investigations into player conduct and decide for themselves if a suspension was warranted and then completely ignored the recommendation of their own investigator doing her job for the system Goodell put in place
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    Amazingly self serving ‘interpretation’ from a cowboys fan. What a shock! When Jones was asked about Goodell’s handling of deflategeate per NBC sports this was what he said, “Let me really emphasizeh how much I endorse our commissioner and how strongly I feel about the job he is doing. He has got obviously a very tough job. … But that’s why he makes the big bucks. We have a commissioner that is outstanding.” How are the ethics behind the league picking and choosing who or what to believe in Elliott’s case any different than ignoring Walt Anderson’s best recollection of which gauge he used in the deflategate investigation? Oh that’s right, this time it’s your team.

  48. A lot has happened since May. If anyone wants the NFL to get better in the future, the focus should be on Goodelll not Jerry Jones. Jones has some pretty good points on this one. If you don’t think so, then ask yourself why someone would want fully guaranteed compensation for 5 years with no link to performance, and not want it to be approved by the people who own the franchises. Nothing to do with Elliott. There is more Bad Roger beyond this extension. Jones has good instincts.

  49. Just because Goodell’s scum doesn’t mean Jerry gets a free pass for only caring when it’s his team. One is a clown who routinely has “predetermined investigations with predetermined outcomes,” as Drew Brees put it, and the other is a screaming hypocrite who was routinely giving interviews extolling the clown when other teams were getting screwed. They BOTH suck.

  50. “Pretty Sad when ALL these situations like TB12’s framegate, spygate, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson ONE YEAR suspension ect were all applauded by JJ.”
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    What are you talking about? Jerry literally never applauded or spoke in support of any of these moves and what if he did support Peterson’s suspension? He beat his kid with a stick so I supported his suspension. Most of y’all are delusional or ignorant

  51. It amazes me how so many people don’t know how the NFL works and how much power the commissioner has. For example, some of the people on this thread talk about team relocation. They talk as if Goodell has any say so. In order for a team to move at least 24 owners have to approve the move. The last time I checked Goodell isn’t a owner. For the last time THE OWNERS RUN THE LEAGUE. Some things they can do arbitrarily and some things they have to negotiate with the players. Yes Goodell has made mistakes but far too many people believe Goodell runs the league and can do anything he wants just because he’s the commissioner and that’s simply not the case.

  52. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    Amazingly self serving ‘interpretation’ from a cowboys fan. What a shock! When Jones was asked about Goodell’s handling of deflategeate per NBC sports this was what he said, “Let me really emphasizeh how much I endorse our commissioner and how strongly I feel about the job he is doing. He has got obviously a very tough job. … But that’s why he makes the big bucks. We have a commissioner that is outstanding.” How are the ethics behind the league picking and choosing who or what to believe in Elliott’s case any different than ignoring Walt Anderson’s best recollection of which gauge he used in the deflategate investigation? Oh that’s right, this time it’s your team.
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    And Jerry, I or any other Cowboy fan should’ve had an opinion on or kept up with deflategate why? I personally didn’t because it didn’t affect my team. Where was Kraft’s take on bountygate? Or on Goodell stripping Dallas and Washington of cap space for breaking a rule that din’t exist? By your logic if he and his fans didn’t speak out or respond negatively to any of those then you had no right to be mad about deflategate. You Patriot fans can’t seem to resist overtaking every article and making it about y’all. Newsflash the league didn’t start when the Patriots became good and the Patriots weren’t the only team to be screwed over prior to deflategate

  53. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    “Discipline issues have become a full time job in the NFL”.

    And who is ultimately to blame for this?
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    Roger Goodell is to blame.

  54. cboys4life2014 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm
    People keep crying about “Jerry didn’t care about deflategate, bountygate, etc” but what exactly was Jerry suppose to do that the owners of those teams couldn’t/didn’t do for themselves? If he had chimed in against Goodell many of y’all would’ve accused him of trying to make it about himself and would’ve wanted him to shut up. Jerry never said he supported Brady’s suspension he simply pointed out that he had also been screwed over by Roger Goodell with the whole uncapped year situation and had no option but to accept it and even took a shot at Roger’s salary saying he was well compensated for having to make tough decisions. I believe this is mostly fueled by the Zeke suspension and so what if it is? The NFL wanted to do their own investigations into player conduct and decide for themselves if a suspension was warranted and then completely ignored the recommendation of their own investigator doing her job for the system Goodell put in place so I don’t see how anybody can blame Jerry for being mad. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again the investigation didn’t take the full 15 months, trying to justify Goodell’s predetermined outcome did
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    The problem stems from Kraft being asked to “eat it” for no other reason than to appease the other owners or face Al Davis ex-communication. Jerry being one of the many completely vacant owners that never supported Kraft in his attempt to shed light on the very same problem Jerry is (justifiably) railing against now. So no, it’s not reasonable to ask for support\sympathy or whatever after repeatedly being told it could happen to you. I suspect John Mara would have had quite a different response to Kraft if other owners took a moment to think about what he was saying instead of latching onto the myth about decades of cheating from his team.

  55. This commissioner is incompetent. I would be first to agree that JJ is upset about the Zeke suspension. But ignore that for now and you have to agree the league is in crisis. It is losing money, it’s fan base and soon sponsors will start bailing. The commissioner is doing nothing about it! He seems to think he created this league and the success is due to him. No the fans love this game in spite of the commissioner. Fans hate him! Fire Goddell!

  56. cboys4life2014 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    And Jerry, I or any other Cowboy fan should’ve had an opinion on or kept up with deflategate why? I personally didn’t because it didn’t affect my team. Where was Kraft’s take on bountygate? Or on Goodell stripping Dallas and Washington of cap space for breaking a rule that din’t exist? By your logic if he and his fans didn’t speak out or respond negatively to any of those then you had no right to be mad about deflategate. You Patriot fans can’t seem to resist overtaking every article and making it about y’all. Newsflash the league didn’t start when the Patriots became good and the Patriots weren’t the only team to be screwed over prior to deflategate
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    To answer your question about why you and others should have been paying attention … because a broken player discipline system affects every team. Make no mistake this is EXACTLY what Jerry is standing up against now. Unfortunately it’s the same problem that has been around even before Deflategate and Spygate.

    It is ironic (not to mention funny) how you and others relegate this to scorned insecure Pats fans on the heels of admitting to ignoring the very issue they have been spamming this site about for years now. Maybe it’s not so much about taking over articles and about trying to get fans to wake the bleep up.

  57. armorgan67.

    Goodell’s cadre of master manipulators are stretching their wings against owners wishes, which is what the “you can’t have the inmates running the prison” comment was all about.

  58. Jerry has made a lot of money for himself and the league. And his views should be heard. But this thing was pretty much done and over… Jones is clearly mad about the Zeke suspension. That’s the basis of his ire.

  59. joetoronto says:
    November 10, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Will Jerrah’s next move be to scrap revenue sharing?

    He’s been unhappy about it from the get go.
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    You would also be unhappy if you were him and not a socialist. Th Cowboys bring in more money than any other team by far. He generates untold millions of dollars that other teams profit from. He gets nothing from them.

  60. As far as Goodell… I’m 50/50 on his tenure. I think the deflate thing was weird, on one hand it was overblown and the cold weather obviously affects the football. However… there was a guy with the nickname ‘the deflator’? Whatever, 4 games was too much. The players and the beating women or kids? What’s he supposed to do? You have to discipline. A lot of these guys are narcissists who think they can do anything. And the good old boy network shouldn’t be able to buy their players out of it. Kudos to him for standing up to them… sorry Jerry.

  61. PhD says:
    November 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    After reading the transcript of Jerry’s radio comments and concluding he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, let me translate: “I’m butt hurt and I have money so I’m going to do everything I can to make that butt hurt go away.”

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    Oh I get it, since you have a PhD, you are the smart guy about everything,You and your PhD know everything about football, making money, running a business..probably from your TENURED SPOT AT HAAARRVARD…

    Now I know why our kids are coming out of school so dumbed down..
    Thanks SO MUCH FOR EDUCATING US on Jerry’s intellect.

  62. whybotherifeverythinggetscensored says:
    November 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Jones being Jones aside, I find it stunning that such a critical decision such as extending Goodell is not voted on by every owner.
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    It was back in May and the vote was unanimous.

  63. Jerry like the Roger just fine when he was crapping all over Brady and the Patriots with that made-up fake science, but now that Goodell is doing it to one of JERRY’s players he doesn’t like it. What a phony, senile old coot!

  64. Patriots fans and Saints fans would have a completely different out look on Bountygate if they were the targets of it. Every Patriot fan would be, rightfully so, it it was Tom Brady’s x-rays being held up by the coaches and telling the defense where they can take him out with a legal hit. Patriot nation would be just as enraged if Wes W concussions were counted and the defense was encouraged to give him another. Neither fan base would be pleased.

  65. limakey says:
    November 10, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Patriots fans and Saints fans…
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    …along with Cowboys fans can all agree you have only slightly more credibility than your favorite liar Roger Goodell.

  66. The Jerry has always been sensitive to being criticized and perfectly happy to let Goodell take the beat down for the league’s decisions, blunders, and controversies like all the other owners until now, when Elliott issue didn’t go his way. It’s a joke that he’s in the NFL Hall of Fame and he’s going get his ass handed to him by the owners and deservedly so….I love it!

  67. The biggest farce about Jerry Jones is that he is in the Hall Of Fame. Complete travesty, letting a person in who is still hands on involved in the game. Plenty of ex players deserve recognition for sweat and blood given, not owners who just care about the bottom line.

  68. You guys picked him, paid him and renewed him previously now he makes a decision you don’t like and you want him out, doesn’t work that way. The guy has 32 masters, can’t keep them all happy.
    This is just like the CBA, players signed it but when it bites them they claim it’s unfair.

    This is a microcosm of our society, people make commitments then want to back out / quit as soon as something doesn’t go their way.

  69. Really Jerry?
    Because everything can be handled in Committee right?
    Wrong!
    Did you say this when Overlord Obama was riding roughshod over Congress?
    Nope.
    Your just upset because the NFL refuses to allow your player to tear tops off of women whenever he chooses.

  70. People forget why Goodell was given all the power in criminal matters …because it was tarnishing the shield. Has the crimes stopped? Not totally but nowhere near prior to this last CBA. So which owner has flirted with criminal behavior the most? Jerry Jones!

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