Jerry Jones gets scolded by other owners


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has asked for a special league meeting with NFL owners to talk about commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension negotiations.

The letter was sent to Jones' attorney, David Boies, who Jones hired recently to try and ratchet up the tension on the NFL. "We urge Mr. Jones to honor the resolution that he and his fellow owners adopted and allow the Committee to continue its work, in compliance with the May 2017 Resolution and the League Constitution". One would have to presume these details revolve around an ESPN report that Goodell wanted $49.9 million per year and lifetime use of a private jet.

Jones is insisting the percolating feud about Elliott isn't part of his threat to sue the NFL. It's likely not a coincidence that Jones started being voicing his opinions after Goodell suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games.

The hiring of the high-powered Boies was a public sign that Jones is ready to go to the mattresses by himself if need be, crusading for his own interests even as his counterparts believe him to be hurting the larger business.

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"Your client's antics, whatever their motivation, are damaging the league and reflect conduct detrimental to the league's best interests", the letter said, according to the Times.

Jones has been claiming that the league's compensation committee, chaired by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, has been misleading about the contract negotiation process for Goodell's extension. Jones contends that another vote of the owners is needed.

There has been discussion that the National Football League could evoke a clause in which it could remove Jones as Cowboys owner or force a sale. "And we urge Mr. Jones to support the committee's deliberations, not attempt to sabotage them". He has owned the Cowboys since 1989.