Jerry Jones losing backing from National Football League owners over outbursts, report says

Arthur Blank and Jerry Jones avoid each other before teams play

Arthur Blank and Jerry Jones avoid each other before teams play

Jerry Jones apparently has opened yet another new front in his assault on Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.

It's not too surprising, though, considering Jones and Blank are at odds over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not meet or shake hands before their teams played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday.

In his most recent counterproposal to the Compensation Committee regarding his next contract as commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell in August sought almost a $50 million salary and lifetime private jet usage and healthcare for his family, according to ESPN. One owner thinks this is absurd and told Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN "that number for Roger just seems too much" and that "it's offensive" and "unseemly". Why didn't this commissioner have the juice to make the approximately 16 current players who have not been standing for the national anthem-only 1% of the league's active players, but enough to drive fans and major sponsors batty-end their demonstrations?

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday that negotiations will continue despite the lawsuit threat and that the league has already authorized the committee to make an extension of Goodell's contract. "He's not going to resign; he's not going to take a pay cut".

Those around Goodell do not believe he will leave the job, despite the protestations of a handful of owners. "He has said he's committed to it".

Owners also feel that Goodell will not walk away and that he will not take less money.

Ultimately the NFL is a private business, league owners can give Goodell a raise if they choose to do so.

Goodell is dealing with a league in turmoil in 2017. Despite no criminal conviction Goodell suspended Elliot for six games for breaking the NFL's personal conduct policy.

As for what is best for the the game of professional football, one could argue that Goodell should be focused on resurrecting the NFL's ratings this year instead of his salary.

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