Jerry Jones suggests there will be no Goodell deal before next week

AP

Remember all those reports that the NFL would finalize Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension before next week’s ownership meeting? It hasn’t happened yet. Based on the latest comments from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it sounds like it won’t be.

“We’re going to have a meeting here in Dallas in about 10 days on the 13th,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “We should have a real good airing out of some of the things that we’ve been reading about, and in the meantime I’ve been having a lot of conversations with a lot of owners.”

In other words, Jones thinks the deal won’t be done before they have a chance to engage in the “airing out” on December 13. It also sounds like Jones is doing more and more private “airing out” as he lobbies the owners toward his way of thinking.

So tell us more, Jerry. Please, tell us more.

“That’s about all I want to say about it,” Jones said. “I feel good about the future of the league. I really do. I really think that relative to how we make decisions, some of the things that we need to address, no organization is immune from needing to make some changes and addressing some things in different ways. That’s just part of going forward. I feel real good about doing all that. We’ve got a lot of pluses in my mind. Frankly, I’ve never been in this league when I feel better about it’s future. And I mean that.”

The future may be bright, but the present continues to be muddled — especially as it relates to Goodell’s contract and the lingering effort by Goodell to delay it and/or to block it entirely.

30 responses to “Jerry Jones suggests there will be no Goodell deal before next week

  1. Jones just wanting to sound like he runs things. In truth, the committee which was charged with doing the contract (which he agreed to, btw), holds the cards. The deal is going to be done. He can bloviate all he wants but Goodell is going to get the contract.

  2. What is he going to accomplish by controlling the delay? This only makes sense if he can get other others to join him, to tilt the scale.

    Maybe that is what he is currently trying to do, hence the delay.

    But, delaying his eventual contract and contuing to tell us it is beind delayed, does not solve the problem.

    Basically, the league needs an intervention and a removal of the commissioner to improve the ratings.

    Goodell’s position has been compromised. He’s a liar, a cheat and everyone who is honest, has a brain, etc, now knows it.

    He’s been caught and so have the owners who control his moves.

  3. I just thought of something….can we just stick Jerry Jones, Roger Goodell and Colin Kaepernick in a pod together and blast them off into space?

    then there’d be a 99.9% satisfaction rate here.

  4. Who cares? Those that want Goodell gone and replaced don’t realize that the owners will just put in another tool as their voice. Compensation yes is an issue as any
    commissioner is well overpaid. Yet, its the fault of the owners to give the
    position that kind of coin as they continue to make changes and over value the game.

  5. What is he going to accomplish by controlling the delay? This only makes sense if he can get other others to join him, to tilt the scale.

    Not in this context…but let’s say you need to hold off legal ramifications that could end up with you serving a sentence for treason, which is what Jerruh’s hero is doing these days. Now you know where he got the idea…he’s just too senile to realize it won’t work for him.

  6. slightly off topic, yet in my view generally speaking still related to football, it was 84 years ago today that the 18th Amendment was repealed, which voided the Volstead Act (Prohibition).

    What’s in your glass?

  7. The NFL league office has bingled investigations, was out of touch on the Kapernick led protest, discipline seems arbitrary, concussion lying – now concerned. 50M is not a good look for that guy

  8. I watched NFL football when Pete Rozelle was commissioner, when Tagliabue was, and when Goodell was. I’ll watch it when the next guy and the guy after that is commissioner. I watch for the Don Meredith’s and Roger Staubach’s. For the Len Dawson’s and the Joe Montana’s. I don’t care who the announcers are either. I don’t care how much money the players make or the owners. People like Jerry Jones are annoying, but I don’t think about him when I watch football. I seriously think he’s going downhill, so I don’t even think we’ll be hearing too much from him in the future. I’ll bet there are more football fans that are just like me, than the few loudmouths that always bring up negative stuff about the league. The NFL is the best entertainment on the planet. It’s not going anywhere. In fact, it’s expanding all over the globe.

  9. especially as it relates to Goodell’s contract and the lingering effort by Goodell to delay it and/or to block it entirely. Mike hire someone to proofread the garbage You write on here. Don’t think Goodell is blocking Goodell’s contract.

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    December 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    What is he going to accomplish by controlling the delay? This only makes sense if he can get other others to join him, to tilt the scale.

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    Simple. It’s about power. When you are an egotistical maniac like him and money is no longer an issue, it’s nearly always about power. Or at least creating the perception that he has the power.

  11. Anyone who watched Jerry’s “A Football Life” will understand he just wants to make the game better. It means more money in his pockets. The partnerships he forged with Nike and Pepsi disgusted the owners and the league. Today, that business strategy has marked the cornerstone for how teams make money. Jerry knows what he is doing. Ask yourself honestly, does it really matter that he’s drawing significant motivation from Zeke getting jobbed by Goodell?

  12. Like it or not, Jerry Jones is an influential, hall of fame OWNER. The team he owns, has consistently been the most valuable team in all of sports, and quite likely represents a significant portion of the league revenues. Whenever he talks (rather it be comprehensible or not is another discussion), other owners listen. And to the disdain of certain writers of NFL goins ons who make a living on ‘rumors’ and league related news, he may have information that is not yet leaked to media members. He may find time to ‘tell you more’, or may not. Soon, we’ll all be familiar with the outcomes of the ownership meeting in Dallas on the 13th. Jerry is fighting the good fight if you’re familiar with his arguments. The lack of a Goddell deal may imply other owners side with his position. Stay tuned.

  13. In other words…on field events these past couple days stole his spotlight and he wants it back.

  14. Funny conversation happened this weekend when out with friends while discussing the national protest league. One asked, “guys, are we at least going to watch the Super Bowl this year?” Looks like we’re doing a golf outing, even though I personally don’t play golf, sounded like a good idea. Nice work Roger!

  15. I’m pulling for Jerry because I want a better NFL. For the past couple weeks I haven’t bothered to watch any games. I’m not taking a stand or anything, it’s simply fallen off the radar for me. The ratings seem to suggest others feel the same way.

    Do I like Jerry Jones. No, not particularly. But I’m pulling for him all the same. Everyone made fun of him a few weeks ago and said he didn’t have any power, but here we are, no deal yet.

  16. cookerduff123 says:
    December 5, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    December 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    What is he going to accomplish by controlling the delay? This only makes sense if he can get other others to join him, to tilt the scale.

    _______________________________

    Simple. It’s about power. When you are an egotistical maniac like him and money is no longer an issue, it’s nearly always about power. Or at least creating the perception that he has the power.

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    Oh, I agree, but delaying this and not fixing it, while doing this in front of the NFL customer’s face, has to be driving all the owners insane.

    What’s completely bizarre and proves what I’ve said all along for 10 years, is the idea that someone who has a Marketing background, would not be behaving the way Goodell behaves.

    How can people so concerned about how something looks, like the way this looks?

    It was never about ‘cleaning up the shield’ back into 2006, when they fed us that line. That was a lawyer line. Just like “wordsmithing” per Jeff Pash in the fraudulent Wells Report.

    It was about having the ability to try to shape the league, based on a PERCEIVED IMAGE, they won’t to promote to fool the customer, even if it means lying or misrepresenting something.

    Now that the latter has clearly way outwieghed the former because of their arrogance, Goodell’s leadership is compromised, so delaying this does way more harm, and if you actually give him a new deal, the ratings drop even more!

    So, since, Goodell has been compromised, with us KNOWING that “protecting the shield” is not true and it’s all about how they think they can maximize their ROI, they’ve already lost because Goodell represents so much bad.

    It’s so simple: Their own creation of a figurehead has stains all over his pants.

    Stains that can’t come out.

    So, a REAL Marketing person (like me), would know this and proceed to fix it, using places like messageboards to get a feel of what the general sentiment is. Look at these boards….90% of fans HATE Goodell. We’re the customer!

    How does it make sense?

    Even Pats Haters hate Goodell, because his antics have affected so many situations.

    The damage is irreparable.

    500 million lost in the last 2 years in tv revenue and it wasn’t due to the election. lmao

  17. As Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones, and the NFL engage in an ugly internal fight over the future leadership of the NFL, TV partners at CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC are staring at their own internal conflicts — namely a substantial decline in NFL ratings that is on pace to cost the four networks up to $500 million in lost revenue.

    Already several hundred million in lost revenue has been booked in 2017 and it has the league’s top executives and television partners scrambling to figure out what went wrong. How did a league that was setting ratings records in 2015 suddenly see its audience fall by nearly 20% just two years later.

    While much of the attention has focused on the protests, according to ongoing conversations with several people close to the league and its television partners over the past couple of months, the ratings decline that will cost the TV partners up to $500 million can actually be attributed to four primary factors.

  18. Jerrah needs to go back to being Owner, GM, Team Dr, Team Spokesperson, and Head Coach Puppet Master.

    He should stop pretending to be spokesperson for the other owners. He has a 6-6 team that is currently out of the playoff picture that he should be focusing on.

  19. abcisezas123 says: December 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm
    Jones just wanting to sound like he runs things. In truth, the committee which was charged with doing the contract (which he agreed to, btw), holds the cards. The deal is going to be done. He can bloviate all he wants but Goodell is going to get the contract.

    The deal’s done when it’s done, not when the “check’s in the mail”.. Any owner agreement was done long before those beautiful empty stadiums of late. Jerry’s “bloviation” may be the only thing that stands between the last shred of the NFL we’ve known for decades from Goodell’s leftist ship of fools.

  20. i think roger goodell contract extension will be done before the dec 13th meeting. the competition committee told jones that their will not be another vote on goodell extension. jones has made it clear that’s something he wants on dec 13th. jones will start threatening the nfl owners again if he can’t get what he wants. then he faces the chance of being fined,suspended and could possibly be forced to sell the cowboys

  21. charliecharger says: December 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    I watched NFL football when Pete Rozelle was commissioner, when Tagliabue was, and when Goodell was. I’ll watch it when the next guy and the guy after that is commissioner. I watch for the Don Meredith’s and Roger Staubach’s. For the Len Dawson’s and the Joe Montana’s. I don’t care who the announcers are either. I don’t care how much money the players make or the owners. People like Jerry Jones are annoying, but I don’t think about him when I watch football. I seriously think he’s going downhill, so I don’t even think we’ll be hearing too much from him in the future. I’ll bet there are more football fans that are just like me, than the few loudmouths that always bring up negative stuff about the league. The NFL is the best entertainment on the planet. It’s not going anywhere. In fact, it’s expanding all over the globe.

    You and me too bro… Difference is, that there is a huge difference between Rozelle, Tags and today’s Goodell. The NFL game enjoyed by all of us for decades was one largely crafted by Rozelle. Loved by, and a game of and for the common man; the working dogs and middle class common folks, and their values of struggle and heros. Most would be the folks Hillary succinctly labeled the “deplorables”. Goodell’s a creature of the leftist, coastal bubbles, pushing his politics, and has taken these core fans for granted. I’m proud to be counted as a loudmouth that understands the significant line Goodell’s allowed to be crossed, forcing me to choose between my former favorite kids game and the country I love and it’s symbols. Goodell isn’t real concerned about these core fans, and won’t be forgiven by many of us. It may be business as usual for you, but if retained, he is well on the way to killing the “money machine” and the Golden Goose we all loved.

  22. Loved by, and a game of and for the common man; the working dogs and middle class common folks, and their values of struggle and heros.

    No, it wasn’t. That was the facade that was presented to you and you bought it – hook, line and sinker. The difference nowadays is there’s constant exposure due to the internet, cameras in phones and 24/7 media coverage, which didn’t exist to point out the fallacy in those days. A lot of this is rooted in human behavior, which hasn’t changed noticeably in centuries. Goodell has the unfortunate luck of being the Commissioner during these times, which means he has to deal with issues that never made themselves issues during Tags’ and Rozelle’s tenures (who thank their gods every day for that fact, I’m sure).

  23. jerry jones just lost the battle over trying to block goodeell extension. it was finalized today

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