Execution of Goodell deal limits Jerry Jones’ options

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seemed to be under the impression that the owners would have one last chance to debate the proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell before the contract became finalized. Now that the contract has been finalized, Jones’ options are dramatically limited.

Before the Compensation Committee signed a binding contract with Goodell, Jones simply needed to recruit 23 owners to revise or rescind the resolution from May that authorized the Committee to execute the contract. Now that a binding deal has been executed by the NFL and Goodell, any effort to scrap the deal would be subject to the contractual rights that Goodell has secured via the new deal, triggering at a minimum whatever buyout provisions were negotiated.

But if Jones was indeed under the impression that he’d have one last chance to recruit enough owners to kill the deal — and if it was with that belief that he abandoned his threat to file suit — litigation could potentially be back on the table, with an effort to use the court system to invalidate the deal.

However it plays out, look for Jones to have something to say about it, sooner or later.

15 responses to “Execution of Goodell deal limits Jerry Jones’ options

  1. Not a huge Jerry Jones guy.

    Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I think he’s right on this point: Godell is NOT good for the game of football, hence, the owner’s bottom line.

    Football will be finished in the next decade.

  2. saxguru says:
    December 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    Not a huge Jerry Jones guy.

    Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I think he’s right on this point: Godell is NOT good for the game of football, hence, the owner’s bottom line.

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    Jones may be correct…but he thought Goodell was fabulous when Goodell was railroading Brady…. It wasn’t until Goodell punished Jerry’s guy that Jerry had an issue. Jerry Jones may be the one guy in the NFL that is more unlikable than Goodell.

  3. Jones will not NEED to say anything.

    Buoyed by his new feeling of power, it won’t take the commissioner very long to put on his Random Roger cape and mask and make his next baffling move.

    And given the troubles of Mara, Roger’s puppet strings have been loosened considerably.

  4. Apparently as “ranking” owner, Jerrah thought he was a majority of “1”… ( One and a half if you attempt to count Snyder Whiplash )

  5. Jones has pushed to simply give the league more control over what Goodell’s salary is. And if you take the time to read what the contract is, you will see Goodell now only has 15% of his possible salary guaranteed.

  6. Jones has no options other than testosterone replacement therapy. completely neutered. talked big, delivered a big fat zero. has no clout.

  7. the competition committee told jones their wasn’t gonna be another vote on goodell extension. then jones made it perfectly clear that’s what he wanted to do on the dec 13th meetings. if jones wouldn’t have been vocal about his intentions at dec 13th meetings. goodells deal might have not happened before then.

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