ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) As soon as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed he is backing off a threat of legal action over the future of Commissioner Roger Goodell, the focus turned to the performance of coach Jason Garrett and his staff.
That’s how bad the tailspin is for a team desperately missing suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Jones said after Dallas’ third straight loss by at least 20 points – 28-6 to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving – that the compensation committee was being responsive to his concerns about a contract extension for Goodell.
While denying that his concerns are connected to Goodell’s decision to suspend Elliott for six games over alleged domestic violence, Jones said he wanted all the owners to revisit the commissioner’s performance after voting unanimously in May to let the compensation committee complete a new deal.
Jones’ concerns have included the league’s handling of protests involving the national anthem and the disciplinary power of the commissioner in the collective bargaining agreement, which is what Goodell used to punish Elliott after prosecutors in Ohio didn’t pursue charges.
The issue turned into an exchange of threatening letters after Jones hired high-profile attorney David Boies. Jones said there will be an owners-only session to discuss Goodell’s contract during the next NFL meetings Dec. 13 in
Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/cowboys-jerry-jones-backs-off-on-goodell-backs-garrett-112417
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