Jerry Jones reportedly 'impeding' Roger Goodell contract talks, wants 'big reduction'

ARLINGTON TX- OCTOBER 30 Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the field prior to a NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles

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At the heart of the issue seems to be Jones' belief that Goodell has been overpaid and that he would like to see the current proposal be re-done.

Jones is now being singled out by some owners and league executives as the reason Goodell does not have the contract extension that many expected to be in place before this season kicked off, per sources.

The report states that Goodell's long-term future could be in jeopardy as he faces backlash from Jones - only his latest in-house combatant - following his four-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for violating the league's domestic violence protocol.

Jerry Jones has blocked the progress of contract negotiations on an extension for Roger Goodell.

Jones has argued persistently for months to the committee that other owners believe Goodell makes "way too much money" and demands a pay cut and a radical change in the formula that compensates the commissioner.

"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done", Schefter said. Jones has maintained Elliott's innocence and was reportedly angry with the suspension.


"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done", one person familiar with the contract negotiations told ESPN this weekend.

The NFL's compensation committee is made up of six people, but the ESPN report labeled Jones the "unofficial seventh member".

National Football League owners selected a compensation committee of six of their peers to negotiate Goodell's contract, and Jones is not one of the six.

Goodell, 58, has been the top executive in the nation's most popular sport since September 1, 2006, when he succeeded Paul Tagliabue.

The next step for Goodell's contract talk comes Wednesday, when the committee has a conference call that's meant to wrap up a specific term proposal for Goodell.

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