A lawsuit over Goodell's contract could be very costly for Jerry Jones

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A lawsuit over Goodell's contract could be very costly for Jerry Jones

If Commissioner Goodell feels that a simple monetary fine is not enough, the matter will then be turned over to the NFL's Executive Committee which could force Jones to sell his franchise if the committee deems it necessary. The Cowboy's owner has gone as far as threatening the league with legal action with regard to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension as a sort of revenge for Elliot's suspension.

Goodell's contract is set to expire after the 2018 season. "We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing, and all the time in the world to extend him", said Jones on his weekly radio show with The Fan's Shan & RJ. "We just need to slow this train down".

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.

ESPN reported on Sunday that Goodell was seeking a $50 million per year contract extension.

For Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it could get a lot more expensive than that.

Jones is denying he was told to be quiet, and he went on the offensive Tuesday during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

Once a strong advocate of Goodell, Jones apparently soured on the commissioner after he suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy relating to his domestic abuse allegations. 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.

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