DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is going all in to block NFL owners from giving Commissioner Roger Goodell a new contract.
According to a report written by the New York Times, Jones told the six members of the league’s competition committee that he has hired high-profile attorney David Boies and will sue the NFL and fellow team owners if Goodell’s contract extension isn’t scrapped.
“We’ve given him (Roger Goodell) a lot of power,” said Jones. “I think we need the checks and balances of ownership to be in a position to not just suggest, but approve of his decisions.”
Jones added, “This is simply about making sure that all clubs have input in to not only what the Commissioner, his extension, but also in future years, his decisions.”
The understanding is that Jones’ isn’t as much “blocking’’ commissioner Roger Goodell’s new contract as he is wishing to “control’’ it.
“I really fervently disagree that we shouldn’t have him on the playing field,” Jones said ahead of the Cowboys game against the Atlanta Falcons on November 12. “But a lot of people are trying to tie it in frankly with the issue regarding my stance as to the chairman and renewing the commissioner. That’s really not right.”
Roger Goodell imposed a six-game ban on Elliott over domestic violence allegations despite no charges being filed in the case.
On Thursday, a three-judge panel from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has denied Elliott’s motion for an emergency injunction, clearing the way for the NFL to begin imposing its six-game suspension of the Cowboys running back.
“I’m disappointed, but it is what it is,” said Jones. “I fervently disagree that he shouldn’t be on the field.”