However, with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doing his best to single-handedly wreck Goodell's extension as part of Jones' ongoing feud with the commissioner, things have gotten ugly in the prolonged discussions. In his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Jones called that report "laughable".
Jones' efforts to derail the five-year extension for the commissioner, which has been in the works for months and is almost complete, has annoyed a growing number of owners, who are angry that Jones has tried to hold Goodell's compensation hostage as a way to punish the commissioner for his decision to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
A league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that multiple owners already have been discussing the possibility, which flows from Article VIII of the NFL's Constitution & Bylaws.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank pushed Jones off of the compensation committee, even though Jones' role was an unofficial one.
One wonders why Jones' opposition to Goodell's contract, whatever the reason for the opposition, should be a big deal? Asking for $50 million dollars at a time when his approval is less than 50 percent among self-identified hard core fans is pretty striking. Jones says there's plenty of time to talk about a new contract, but he'd rather focus on other bigger issues in the league first.
The letter mentions a range of possible sanctions, including fines, stripping of draft picks, and suspending Jones.
The criticisms around Goodell focus on his bungling of the league's domestic violence policy and the Bountygate and Deflategate controversies. After a roller-coaster ride of legal maneuverings, Elliott final sat out his first game Sunday.