Jerry Jones reportedly 'impeding' work on Roger Goodell's contract extension

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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The increasingly edgy relationship between Jones and Goodell has sharpened to the point where Goodell's long-term future could be in question, according to league sources. But it's not really news.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is "impeding" extension talks for commissioner Roger Goodell.

Here's what PFT reported more than two weeks ago on this very subject: "Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Jones has made himself into, essentially, an ad hoc member of the Compensation Committee". It's possible Blank regrets it. It's believed Jones is operating as a seventh voice on the committee, standing for the 26 owners not represented on the committee and reportedly believes the commissioner should take a pay cut.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes more money than most anyone in the world of sports on an annual basis and most of the league's owners have been pretty happy to let him make that much as the NFL has reached record levels of prosperity on Goodell's watch.

Jones unofficially joined the compensation committee around the same time the NFL suspended Elliott for six games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

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So, while the battle in court goes on, the Cowboys owner might also be taking the fight to Goodell from another angle. Goodell's next contract, if it gets done, is expected to be performance-based, and would include incentives that would enable him to earn close to what he has in the past, sources said.

Some owners believe Goodell's contributions to the NFL's success have been overstated.

"This is about money and a guy [Goodell] making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job".

Jones was unavailable for comment.

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