Jerry Jones 'laughs' in the face of National Football League attacks

Jerry Jones Not Backing Down in Goodell Contract Fight AP

Jerry Jones Not Backing Down in Goodell Contract Fight AP

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.

Jones is at odds with commissioner Roger Goodell, the man behind Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, and Jones is reportedly trying to keep Goodell's contract extension from going through.

"He's served about 60 percent, roughly, 65 percent of this contract", Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. He has inserted himself into discussions on Goodell's extension, threatened to sue the league and owners on the compensation committee, and there are some that believe he pushed Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to come after the NFL.

"(Goodell) has 18 months left on there", Jones said.

"I like to hope that Tyron (Smith) is back" said Jones. Jones had been a nonvoting member of the committee until he was thrown out after threatening to sue the members.

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According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, some team owners have discussed the "nuclear option" with Jones - a clause in the league constitution and bylaws that could force Jones to sell the team. "We need to slow this train down", Jones would say during his weekly radio appearance.

The range of punishments, according to the Times, includes fines, docking draft picks and even suspending Jones, who has owned the Cowboys since 1989.

Elliott was originally suspended by the NFL on August 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy over domestic violence allegations dating back to 2016.

Jones wants all owners to be able to sign off on the details of Goodell's new contract, which would begin in 2019, even though the owners voted unanimously in May to allow the compensation committee to negotiate the specifics of the deal. After a roller-coaster ride of legal maneuverings, Elliott final sat out his first game Sunday.

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