Daniel Snyder emerges as primary ally of Jerry Jones

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Dogs and cats are indeed living together, as the NFL borders on mass hysteria.

In his ongoing assault against the contract extension to be given to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still has a small cadre of like-minded owners. The strongest supporter is believed to be the man who owns one of his top on-field rivals.

As noted here last week, Washington owner Daniel Snyder urged Jones to accept an offer from Falcons owner Arthur Blank to accept a vote on the Compensation Committee, which Blank chairs. More recently, suspicions have emerged regarding Snyder assuming an active role in leaking information to the media — information that may or may not be accurate.

For example, as one league source explained it to PFT, some suspect that Snyder was the source of a report from CNBC’s Scott Wapner that more than half of all owners want to press the brakes on Goodell’s new contract. Likewise, it’s not unreasonable to wonder whether Snyder was the unnamed owner who dismissed to the Washington Post the possibility of Jones facing anything more than payment of the NFL’s legal fees and also a fine in connection with his (so far hollow) threat to sue the league.

Though the possibility of franchise forfeiture remains remote, the NFL already has told Jones that he faces the loss of draft picks and a possible suspension for engaging in conduct detrimental to the league. Logic and common sense suggest that only someone sympathetic to Jones would scoff at any potential punishment more than financial in nature.

It’s still unclear which owners agree with Jones and Snyder. It’s believed that Jones has a total of four or five allies, and there’s no evidence that the group has grown in recent weeks. At this point, it would take at least 24 to undo the mandate provided in May to the Compensation Committee to negotiate and finalize a new contract with Goodell.

So why hasn’t the deal been done? That’s a question for a future blurb.

UPDATE 3:23 p.m. ET: Washington spokesman Tony Wyllie tells PFT that Snyder has not been an on- or off-the-record source for any reporting regarding the Jones/Goodell situation.

79 responses to “Daniel Snyder emerges as primary ally of Jerry Jones

  1. the whodat nation havs not forgot the bounty nonsense and we will not be avenged until goodell is gone. we will send a legion of our strongest whodat warriors to support this alliance

  2. Sniveling Snyder is siding with Jones? Hardly surprising. Let’s see who else might be on that side. I’m guessing McNair, Kroenke, and Woody for sure. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Bidwell, Bisciotti, Pegula, and Irsay on that side as well.

    I have no issues with trying to get Goodell tossed. Worst commissioner in the history of the league. But anyone who thinks Jones, Snyder, et al are the saviours, think again.

    Cuban was right. It’s only a matter of time.

  3. First good thing Danny Boy has done. This is all about John Mara and his continued cheating via Goodell to disable his division rivals. I’m glad Jurrah is standing up to the cheatingest of cheaters. All credit to him!

  4. In a fight involving $BILLIONS JJ only needs 1 ally to keep from getting screwed. Goodell can’t go nuclear and risk losing 2 or more franchises/owners. I honestly can’t believe I’m siding with JJ, but Goodell has made so many mis-steps detrimental to the league over the last few years I’m surprised there aren’t many more owners pushing for him to go.

  5. the deal is obscene. 50 million. Another reason not to like NFL.They have shown time and time again they can not investigatate an incident without preconceived notions, hapzard discioline, unable to foresee big issues to the customers. out of touch with fans
    biggest problem, his proclamation that 2 teams must be in LA

  6. Told you he was the unnamed owner from yesterday. Peas in a pod, the 2 “ranking” owners that have taken the league down this bad quality rabbit hole in the name of profits in the first place and who would only replace Goodell with another even bigger puppet (if that’s imaginable). They’ve both perfected putting bad product on the field and making more money despite of it due to what people before them built (Snyder’s team has just recently finally had back to back winning seasons after 20 years of his ownership, which led directly to the architect’s firing for “cause”,” and Jones’ Cowboys have been .500 in the same span). This is why the league stinks and will continue to if they gain even more power.

  7. “To this day I’ve never understood what “going over the cap in an uncapped year” means.”

    It means the owners colluded to stick to the salary cap even though there was none. In penalizing the Cowboys and Redskins for doing so they likely violated their anti-trust exemption. Jones and Snyder didn’t want to go public then and put that at risk.

  8. Chickens coming home to roost for Goodell. I truly believe that Goodell extended the Zeke investigation, past the owner’s May vote and also directly lied to Jones to make sure he had his vote at the time. Goodell knew that he was going to suspend Elliott last year but waited to make sure he would be granted at least a vote of confidence about his extension first. Integrity right?

  9. “So why hasn’t the deal been done? That’s a question for a future blurb.”

    That has been my question right along. The Compensation Committee was green-lit to get it done 6 months ago but here we are. Executive committees as a rule speak with one voice, that doesn’t mean there isn’t dissent behind closed doors. The committee has 2 well known Goodell supporters in chairman Blank and Mara. It also has 2 members in Kraft and Hunt that wouldn’t mind seeing Goodell take a haircut at the very least. In his other holdings Kraft is a well known believer in incentive driven deals. Hunt is unlikely to have forgotten the league office running roughshod over the Chiefs tampering appeal. McNair has consistently sided with Goodell in most things but his ‘inmates’ comment is telling. Rooney. like Kraft and Hunt has a reputation as a player’s owner and it’s no secret how his players view Goodell. Taking all that into consideration is it all that surprising that a deal isn’t done?

  10. You can bet there are more owners who feel the same way, but don’t have the stones to follow up on it. They do like the revenue sharing! Re: the going over the cap in an uncapped year…You can thank the snake and best bud of ole Rog, Mara!! He wanted to also take draft picks from the ‘Boys & ‘Skins, but ole Rog said no, believe it or not!! I can’t wait for other owners to come out from under their rock and make their feelings known. The party is just getting started and no way in heck, I would vote AGAINST Jerry Jones!!!

  11. 87hollywoodhorn says:

    November 17, 2017 at 11:37 am

    the whodat nation havs not forgot the bounty nonsense and we will not be avenged until goodell is gone. we will send a legion of our strongest whodat warriors to support this alliance
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    If you really think that the likes of Snyder and Jones will find a better one to head the NFL, I’d say whonotverybright.

  12. At no time should a Redskin ever support a Dallas Rump Rider.

    This is outrageous!

    Little Danny Napoleon Snyder must be stripped of his franchise!

  13. Jerry, like all of you, knows NONE of this is good for the league, especially right now. Goodell cannot win this. It would take years of litigation and 100% unanimous support to really “oust” Jerry–so that aint happening.(there is no such thing as an instant “nuclear” option) Jerry is creating a “one of us MUST go” situation, knowing he would never be the one. The smart owners will join him and fans everywhere will rejoice when Goodell slithers back into corporate lawyerdom.

  14. @ 87hollywoodhorn says:
    November 17, 2017 at 11:37 am
    the whodat nation havs not forgot the bounty nonsense and we will not be avenged until goodell is gone. we will send a legion of our strongest whodat warriors to support this alliance
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    Will this legion of Whodats be bringing the po boys, gumbo, and jambalaya? You got my support from a culinary standpoint already!

  15. Anyone who knows the history of Snyder leaking stuff to undermine his coaches, players and front office guys would, frankly, be surprised if he is not leaking stiff here. It’s his MO.

    He’s a total dbag.

  16. Snyder is the worst owner in the league. Completely incapable of running an NFL franchise. If the league in any way follows his advice, it will go out of business. I would rather have Goodell as commissioner than Snyder as owner.

  17. Little Danny Napoleon Snyder must be stripped of his franchise!
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    At least Napoleon was the master of his universe, for a little while anyway.

    What has Danny ever won?

  18. aarons444 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    As long as the Patriots lemmings follow Goodell out the door………………….

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    Umm, what does this even mean? The Pats have no lemmings working on 345 Park Ave. I think you mean the Jets employees like Goodell, all of them hired by Jets owner, Woody Johnson out of New York, Erin.

  19. “Snyder is the worst owner in the league.”

    Nope that would be con man Haslam in Cleveland. At last Snyder wants to win and spends. Right now the Browns are almost 63 million under the cap and Washington is only 3.7 mil under. Snyder may not spend that money wisely, he may not allow the people he hires to do a good job without interference, but he does want to win.

  20. sportoficionado says:
    November 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    Chickens coming home to roost for Goodell. I truly believe that Goodell extended the Zeke investigation, past the owner’s May vote and also directly lied to Jones to make sure he had his vote at the time. Goodell knew that he was going to suspend Elliott last year but waited to make sure he would be granted at least a vote of confidence about his extension first. Integrity right?

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    That is absolutley correct. He played Kraft the same way. Kraft, stupidly accepted the stolen draft picks, but was promised Brady was not going to be suspended, but all the owners wanted to cheat some more, so Goodell was forced to reneged on that, too.

    None of these things should be negotiated. That’s really the problem. The punishments should be standardized and transparent for actual, real transgressions, not made up ones.

  21. 6ball says:
    November 17, 2017 at 11:57 am
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    To this day I’ve never understood what “going over the cap in an uncapped year” means.
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    It means they wanted leverage at the CBA table. If they had discipline as a group and stuck to the 2009 ceiling and didn’t go past it, they would be able to show the union they have discipline and wouldn’t give the union MORE money than the owners intended in the new CBA.

    All the owners agreed, Snyder and Jerry got sneaky, cheated their fellow owners’s wishes, and they wrote a check for being sneaky as punishment.

  22. mcconne77 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Snyder is the worst owner in the league.
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    He is at the most #30. Haslam and York are in a heated competition for #31 and #32.

  23. One thing I know for sure is that Synder is not the Washington Post source, it’s pretty common knowledge in DC that he hates the Washington Post and there is no chance he would talk to them under any circumstance.

  24. “Snyder is the worst owner in the league.”

    Nope that would be con man Haslam in Cleveland.
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    I would bet on Haslam to contribute something to the League before trust fund babies like Spanos, Davis and York.

  25. I think you mean the Jets employees like Goodell, all of them hired by Jets owner, Woody Johnson
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    Jets employees?

    Like Bill Belichick, thier former Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach, before he quit on them?

    Sure. Sounds good.

  26. “It’s still unclear which owners agree with Jones and Snyder. It’s believed that Jones has a total of four or five allies,”

    This makes zero sense.
    And if it does make sense it appears there are other leaks beside Snyder.

  27. No on Goodell I’m with Jerry. Goodell has grossly managed the protest issue. He’s also grossly mismanaged the re-location problem which turns fans off not only in the town they’re leaving behind, but all NFL fans. Who wants to watch the Montgomery (Alabama) Jets or the New Mexico Packers? This movement by teams from their traditional homes is a disaster for the league. They should refurbish stadiums where the teams’ history and tradition reside. Everybody wants a shiny new stadium that the taxpayers pay for. It’s over. Not gonna happen.

  28. The main question is what has Roger Goodell done to deserve a raise and a private plane/family health insurance for life?

    Those pointing to revenue increases and profitability were directly related to TV deals years ago – which were struck by the owners, not the league office.

    Everything that has Goodell’s fingerprints – player discipline, kangaroo courts, slow response/bad PR on concussions, mixed signals on political statements (protests vs. Cowboys salute to fallen cops after Dallas sniper) and by extension lower attendance, falling viewership, and loss of revenue for advertisers – has been an unmitigated disaster.

  29. aarons444 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Like Bill Belichick, thier former Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach, before he quit on them?
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    Before he came to his senses.

  30. bigbluefan1 says:

    November 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    To funny
    As a Giants fan knowing those two clowns are in the East gives me something to laugh about

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    Sorry but Giants fans shouldn’t be laughing at anyone this year…

  31. I really wish Kraft would get on board too. Get rid of Goodell and lets start dismantling the league office that is stacked with stooges for the Jets and Giants.

  32. Ewhite1065 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm
    I really wish Kraft would get on board too. Get rid of Goodell and lets start dismantling the league office that is stacked with stooges for the Jets and Giants.

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    Exactly. They would get an immediate ratings bounce from those moves alone.

    Hire Condoleeza Rice and let’s save the league.

  33. bigbluefan1 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    To funny
    As a Giants fan knowing those two clowns are in the East gives me something to laugh about
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    A Giants fan doesn’t need to look too hard to find something to laugh about.

  34. 6ball says:
    November 17, 2017 at 11:57 am
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    To this day I’ve never understood what “going over the cap in an uncapped year” means.
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    Means they messed up the back room collusion and Jerry being Jerry tried to use his checkbook to win a Super Bowl. Im going to keep saying it. The only reason the other owners want to keep Goodell is to negotiate(shakedown) the players at the 2021 CBA negotiations. That is all. When Bob Kraft is voting for him after Deflategate, that’s your smoking gun.

  35. dualprime says:
    November 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    bigbluefan1 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    To funny
    As a Giants fan knowing those two clowns are in the East gives me something to laugh about
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    A Giants fan doesn’t need to look too hard to find something to laugh about.

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    Especially since John Mara was the one who told Goodell what to do to try help the Giants in the division and deflect from Mara’s lying about Josh Brown and no punishment for WalkieTalkiegate on live tv.

  36. dnicemoney1 says:
    November 17, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    6ball says:
    November 17, 2017 at 11:57 am
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    To this day I’ve never understood what “going over the cap in an uncapped year” means.
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    155 10 Rate This

    Means they messed up the back room collusion and Jerry being Jerry tried to use his checkbook to win a Super Bowl. Im going to keep saying it. The only reason the other owners want to keep Goodell is to negotiate(shakedown) the players at the 2021 CBA negotiations. That is all. When Bob Kraft is voting for him after Deflategate, that’s your smoking gun.

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    Goodell amd the scummy NFL lawyers were THROWN OUT THE ROOM in 2011, so that makes no sense. If he failed to negotiate the 2011 deal, why is he the only human available to lead the next one? LMAO

    Goodell is an abject failure as commissioner.

    Here are his successes:

    1. Able to wear a suit well.
    2. Lie and deflect well.
    3. Fool dumb people and young NFL fans who are naive.

    There are 2 possibilities, never of them a good look for the owners:

    1. Goodell is in so deep with some kind of corrupt business plans they have or have executed, possibly with regards to overseas NFL expansion, they don’t know if they can introduce all of the pertinent dirt to a new, trusting, yet corrupt commissioner. Too much risk.

    What if Goodell gets pissed, goes rogue and pulls a Jose Canseco tell all?

    2. For some reason, back in May, they are so delusional as a group of multi-millionaire and billionaire people, that they think the damage is repairable, if they show solidarity to create momentum to the CBA talks.

    This is why Lockhart went to the union a month ago, hilariously offering to start talks now.

    LOL!

    So, Option 2, is certainly a possibility.

    I know for a fact that these two quotes are real from two owners, one Kraft:

    “Roger is on very thin ice. – B. Kraft, 2014

    “We should be making even MORE money than we are!” – Unnamed owner

  37. No surprise. Goodell’s 2 year salary cap death penalty to Washington with no warning completely destroyed any chance at rebuilding under Shanahan. The skins have messed up soooo many times as an organization, but that drastic a punishment for a team that did nothing wrong is insanity.

    But the NFL’s interests are not the teams’ interests.

  38. I think part of me deep down always knew that Goodell would somehow make me root for Dan Snyder. This is unforgivable.

  39. 106reasons says:
    November 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    No surprise. Goodell’s 2 year salary cap death penalty to Washington with no warning completely destroyed any chance at rebuilding under Shanahan. The skins have messed up soooo many times as an organization, but that drastic a punishment for a team that did nothing wrong is insanity.

    But the NFL’s interests are not the teams’ interests.

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    No offense, but the cap penalty was a check that Snyder wrote to Goodell and the other owners, after they snuck behind owners’ backs and did what they did, almost botching their leverage into the Lockout.

    And, wasting a gazillion picks on the RG3 trade, is the reason.

    Your GM was a moron, Snyder is a moron and neither Jones nor Snyder mirror how Kraft stays out of the way for BB the GM to be be brilliant, year after year with a cap formula that clearly is the best of the era, sustaining cap health and team health in that fashion.

    So, that has nothing do with it, other than yes, they are still likely bitter over the punishment and the 29 other owners forcing a punishment.

  40. Cowboy nation has lit the fires of war across the mountains of the southwest asking for aid. Redskin nation has answered.

  41. Snyder and Jones are morons. Who do they think is going to want to be the next commissioner and work for them? Unless they think Trump is going to be unemployed shortly. Now that would be quite a trio.

  42. Tollisomsmith.

    Exactly. There is a simple solution to all of this for the owners. Jettison Goodell and re-position the commissioner’s office closer to aligning with NFLPA. Other professional sports are able to operate without daily drama headlines. Goodell has been driving separation between the owners and the NFLPA to create job security for years.

  43. Mark my words. Within a year you will hear talk of Jerry Jones “selling” the team to his son so that he can become commissioner.

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