Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

Jones' attempt to delay Goodell's contract has become a growing source of conflict within the league. The letter says that Jones' "antics" are "damaging the League and reflect conduct detrimental to the League's best interests". In that letter, Jones' attorney David Boies wrote that, "Mr. Jones is in possession of a document that shows that certain statements made about those negotiations are not accurate".

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones shot down a report Tuesday that suggested National Football League owners could band together in an effort to force his forfeiture of the Cowboys franchise. Potential disciplinary actions could include a fine, suspension or the loss of a draft pick or picks by the Cowboys.

The NFL's letter to Jones came in response to a letter from Jones' attorney on November 14th.

"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".

The letter sent on Wednesday said Jones is trying to "deliberately interfere" with the committee's work.

He scoffed at a report of the league considering taking the Cowboys away from him.

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Appearing on 105.3 The Fan (h/t Roy White III of Shan and RJ), Jones said, "I've had not one inkling of communication with the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous". On Tuesday, Jones dismissed the possibility as well as reports he had received a cease-and-desist warning from the committee earlier in the week.

Jones' lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment late Wednesday.

But two weeks ago, Jones, a nonvoting member of the compensation committee, escalated the dispute when he threatened to sue the league and the six owners on the committee if they did not bend to his will.

Jones contends that another vote of the owners is needed.

Jones, through a letter sent by an attorney for the Cowboys, accused Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank of misleading owners about the negotiations on the extension. But all 32 owners agreed in May to give the compensation committee the power to decide whether to extend Goodell's contract, according to a league spokesman. The committee and Goodell are working on an extension that would take him through 2024.

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