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

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

Roger Goodell is waiting for a contract extension from NFL owners that will keep him as the league's commissioner for the foreseeable future.

"Jerry's not saying, 'Don't hire Roger.' He's saying, 'I hate this [proposed] deal; redo it, '" one source told ESPN. It seemed a deal was on the verge of happening, but now one owner is standing his ground and holding up proceedings: Jerry Jones. Goodell's current deal expires in 2019.

Some owners believe an extension for Goodell will eventually be agreed upon, but others aren't as sure now that Jones has interjected himself into the process.

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. Jones has gained the support of enough owners that a discussion is being had about how to move forward with Goodell's extension. But league sources say Goodell was informed that Jones, despite not being a member, would take part in the process within the same time frame as the commissioner was deciding the eventual six-game suspension of Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for violation of the league's domestic violence policy that is now hung up in a court battle.

"In Jones' case, according to a source, he believes he is representing the other owners", Mortensen said.

As PFT reported back in March, Jones argued in an owners-only meeting that more owners should be involved in negotiating the contract with the Commissioner, and that (essentially) the Commissioner makes too much.

The compensation committee includes Giants owner John Mara, Robert Kraft of the Patriots (who also has a strained relationship with the commish over Deflategate), Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Clark Hunt of the Chiefs, Bob McNair of the Texans and Art Rooney of the Steelers.