Jerry Jones Isn't Backing Down from the NFL, Goodell

Jerry Jones Not Backing Down in Goodell Contract Fight AP

Jerry Jones Not Backing Down in Goodell Contract Fight AP

Jones says there's plenty of time to talk about a new contract, but he'd rather focus on other bigger issues in the league first.

The 75-year-old Jones has owned the Cowboys since 1989 and has overseen three Super Bowl titles.

Jones blew off the threats from his fellow owners.

"I've had discussions with the committee chairman, but received no "notices", Jones said during his weekly appearance on CBS Sports Radio's 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

"I've had not one - not one - inkling of communication from the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous, and that's about where that is". Goodell's contract is set to expire after the 2018 season. 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.

"The committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the commissioner", Blank said in a statement on Monday.

Jones, who is upset about the six-game ban handed to his star running back Ezekiel Elliott by Roger Goodell, is leading the charge against the National Football League commissioner getting a new contract.

"Roger has nearly 18 months [left before his contract expires]", Jones said. We've got all the time in the world to extend him. "We just need to slow this train down and discuss the issues at hand in the National Football League".

The six people on the committee - the owners of the Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans - have spoken regularly with other owners about the status of the negotiations, and Blank briefed all owners on the contract talks at leaguewide meeting in mid-October.

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