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

Ross Houston
November 14, 2017

Jones on Tuesday suggested that he won't back down. The compensation committee has sent Jones a cease-and-desist notice over his threats to sue the league, according to the New York Times.

One source estimated that it would cost Jones more than $10 million if he sues the league and its member teams over Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract and loses.

"He's served about 60 percent, roughly, 65 percent of this contract", Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, per Todd Archer of ESPN.

One wonders why Jones' opposition to Goodell's contract, whatever the reason for the opposition, should be a big deal?

"We've got all the time in the world to extend [Goodell]", Jones said. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions", Blank said. Jones has reportedly been unhappy with Goodell since the league suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations.

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. More than half of National Football League owners also want to wait to extend Goodell's deal, the sources told CNBC.

NBC's Pro Football Talk reported Sunday that multiple owners have discussed the possibility of using the nuclear option - the NFL's executive committee has the power to force an owner out for "conduct detrimental to the welfare of the league" - on the rogue owner. He also thinks that others stand with him, despite some reports to the contrary.

The league could take a range of steps, including fines, docking draft picks and even suspending Jones, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.

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