Roger Goodell defeats Jerry Jones, signs National Football League extension

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In a league memo obtained by PFT, the "binding contract extension" was signed by Goodell and Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who serves as the chairman of the NFL's Compensation Committee.

In recent days, we have spoken with each of you individually regarding the status of the negotiations to extend Commissioner Goodell's employment contract.

Florio reported that the deal had "nearly unanimous consensus" among the National Football League owners.

The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to execute the contract. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started working to sabotage the process in August, citing concerns over the league's long-term direction and the talks themselves.

Jones' problem starts with Goodell; the two have been at odds since Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended.

Goodell previously made around $40 million a year, depending on how many incentives the leagues achieves in any given season.

All members of the Compensation Committee, including Robert Kraft, sent out a memo Wednesday to announce the new deal.

'We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now, ' read the letter.

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