Jerry Jones had a much better chance to derail Goodell extension in May

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It’s unclear what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones currently hopes to do when it comes to the contract extension that, barring the unlikely, will be given to Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if Jones hopes to block the extension, it would have been much easier for him to do it in May.

That’s when, per a league source, owners voted 32-0 to authorize the Compensation Committee to enter into a new contract with Goodell. Jones, given the 32-0 vote, approved the measure. And if Jones wanted to oppose the vote in May, he would have needed only eight other owners to agree with him in order to block it.

Now that the Compensation Committee has received the authorization to do the deal, Jones would need 24 owners to block a new contract. Although the passage of time, and the lingering nature of significant problems like the anthem controversy, could get other owners to conclude that it’s time for a change, it’s a long way to get to 24.

It’s also possible that Jones, who has become an ad hoc member of the Compensation Committee, isn’t hoping to kill the deal from the league’s side of the equation but from Goodell’s, by driving such a hard bargain that Goodell eventually walks from whatever the final offer is.

However it plays out, and it remains likely a deal will be done, the ongoing delay coupled with the rancor arising from unresolved issues that seem to be getting worse instead of better could make things very interesting, unless the contract extension gets buttoned up very quickly.

16 responses to “Jerry Jones had a much better chance to derail Goodell extension in May

  1. NFL owners have made more money during the Goodell years, than they did all the years prior to Goodell, combined. Everyone is playing fantasy football, and the revenue keeps pouring in. A lot of the owners and their families have been around since before the days of Jerry Jones, so they’re not going to let Jerry run the whole thing.

  2. Goodell is the Captain blinded by cognitive dissonance steering the NFL into the rocks. The only way to fix this mess is to fire hire and ban all kneeling just like the NBA.

  3. Jerry Jones and Bob Kraft are being put in their places. Other owners have found a stronger voice and Goodell is going to remain Commissioner.

  4. “it’s a long way to get to 24.”

    7 if the earlier reports today are true. Getting from 17 to 24 may be not be easily done but he already has almost 3/4 of the votes he needs.

  5. Roger, we’ve reviewed your handling of the anthem protests and have come to the conclusion that the best we can do is a 99 per cent salary cut.

    Oh, I almost forgot, you have to cover your own expenses too.

  6. ”that Goodell eventually walks from whatever the final offer is”

    And do what? Goodell is similar to the players where there is no other place they can earn this kind of money.

  7. ‘It’s also possible that Jones, who has become an ad hoc member of the Compensation Committee…’

    There’s a substantial difference between urinating on the outside of the door to the conference room and having a seat at the table.

  8. charliecharger says:
    October 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm
    NFL owners have made more money during the Goodell years, than they did all the years prior to Goodell, combined. Everyone is playing fantasy football, and the revenue keeps pouring in. A lot of the owners and their families have been around since before the days of Jerry Jones, so they’re not going to let Jerry run the whole thing.

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    The media deal that really made that happen actually got closed by Bob Kraft. Goodell was handling the negotiations so poorly Kraft was asked to step in and then even after Kraft took over Goodell was still being such a liability that he had to be asked to leave the room. Look it up!

  9. “Jerrys just mad about them coming after Zeke he would be content with Goodell of not for that.”

    Riight! Seeing that he is the only owner who says his team will stand for the National Anthem & show respect to our country, for a long time now. Also, he feels all of this travesty (my word) is hurting the NFL! He did not go into the HOF as a NFL CONTRIBUTOR, because he does not care about the league. Ole Rog is out for JJ & Zeke, based on zero evidence and ignoring his league investigator. Ole Rog wants revenge!!!! We can only hope JJ can swing more owners, as to how Goodell is single-handedly imploding the NFL…

  10. Goodell is an embarrassment. I have zero respect for him.
    I hope he’s replaced. I believe the league could do better.
    I’m not surprised there’s such an upheaval. No leadership.

  11. Jerry Jones biggest problem is that although all 32 owners are supposed to be equal (just like all Americans), he believes some people are more equal than others (and that he’s one of them).

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