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

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

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has impeded talks for negotiations of a contract extension for National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

"Jerry's not saying, 'Don't hire Roger.' He's saying, 'I hate this (proposed) deal, redo it, '" said one source.
It seemed a deal was on the verge of happening, but now one owner is standing his ground and holding up proceedings: Jerry Jones.

However, Mortensen notes that the Dallas Cowboys owner is the "de facto seventh member" of the committee, and Jones was reportedly brought into the process right around the time Goodell was making a decision on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension. Both Schefter and Chris Mortensen made a big deal about the fact that Jones has made himself into an unofficial member of the Compensation Committee.

Roger Goodell's contract with the National Football League expires in 2019, and a report from a month ago indicated the commissioner is close to tacking five more years onto the deal. Next up is the compensation committee's conference call Wednesday, which is expected to produce a specific term proposal for Goodell, sources said.

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The members of the NFL's compensation committee include chairman Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes more money than most anyone in the world of sports on an annual basis and most of the league's owners have been pretty happy to let him make that much as the NFL has reached record levels of prosperity on Goodell's watch.

Jones was unavailable for comment.