Jerry Jones Not Backing Down in Goodell Contract Fight

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On Monday, we brought you a story from the New York Times, saying that Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones had received a cease-and-desist letter from the NFL’s Compensation Committee.

Threatening him with an array of penalties and sanctions if Jones didn’t end his quest to sabotage Roger Goodell’s contract extension.

Well, on Tuesday we can tell you that  Jerry Jones has no plans to back down to the NFL, at all.

ESPN’s Trey Wingo shared the details from Jones’ Tuesday interview on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas:

One of the threats that the league could use to force Jones to stop his opposition to Goodell, is forcing him to sell his franchise. However, according to Pro Football Talk, Jones called any attempt to force him out as owner of the Cowboys, “laughable and ridiculous.”

Also according to Pro Football Talk, “Jones said that there’s “all the time in the world” to discuss the extension because Goodell has 18 months left on his current deal. He said team owners “need to slow this train down” before entering into another deal with Goodell, who Jones reportedly believes is too well-compensated.”

While many fans harbor ill will and resentment towards Jerry Jones for a variety of reasons, it’s important to understand that Jones’ fight against the NFL, is every fan’s fight against the NFL.

Roger Goodell’s suspension of Ezekiel Elliott is beyond ridiculous. The league’s own investigator recommended no punishment for Elliott. Yet, because Goodell is haunted by radical feminists and the ghosts of Ray Rice, he’s pressed the suspension through with canine determination.

Goodell has also overseen the stunning collapse of the league’s favored nation status among television networks, a possibly unprecedented drop in attendance, as well as the NFL’s fall from its lofty perch as the country’s most popular sport.

Not to mention, Jones is also the only NFL owner to take anything even resembling a strong stand on the anthem protests. Regardless of whether Jones is pure of motivation or not, when it comes to his opposition to Goodell’s handling of the anthem controversy. Right now, he’s the only one even close to fighting that fight.

If anyone cares about at least slowing, if not stopping Goodell’s seemingly endless march towards turning over control of the league to Chuck Schumer. You should be rooting for Jerry Jones, whether you like him or not.


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