Jerry Jones has reportedly 'impeded' Roger Goodell's contract extension talks


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is "impeding" negotiations on National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's proposed contract extension, according to ESPN.

However, the tide may be turning against Goodell and his monstrous salary (he's made over $200 million since 2006), and the charge is reportedly being led by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Some owners believe an extension for Goodell will eventually be agreed upon, but others aren't as sure now that Jones has interjected himself into the process.

Neither Jones nor the National Football League is commenting on the report, and it's unlikely any contract snag will result in Goodell not being the commissioner in the future - but debates are being had internally on whether Goodell is making more money than he deserves.

Goodell's contract expires in 2019 and many assumed an extension would be in place before the season began.

Answers could come soon.

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That does not include Jones.

Whether a firm proposal is presented to Goodell after the conference call remains a source of contention for the time being, sources said.

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. That committee consists of chairman Arthur Blank (Falcons), Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).

As PFT reported back in March, Jones argued in an owners-only meeting that more owners should be involved in negotiating the contract with the Commissioner, and that (essentially) the Commissioner makes too much.

"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done", a source told Schefter regarding Goodell's extension.

So, while the battle in court goes on, the Cowboys owner might also be taking the fight to Goodell from another angle.