Jerry Jones tried, but ultimately failed in his efforts to stop Roger Goodell’s contract extension.
Roger Goodell signed an extension last week that could be worth up to $200 million, but Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones put forth a resolution to table the contract talks for six months prior to the agreement, according to a confidential memo obtained by ESPN.
Jones’ proposal, on page 10 of the 32-page agenda for this week’s league meeting, was submitted on Dec. 1, titled Proposed Resolution 2017 G-7, by the Dallas Cowboys. In it, Jones argued for a six-month “moratorium on any and all actions taken pursuant” to Goodell’s new contract, “specifically, that the Commissioner’s extension is not finalized during such moratorium.”
Jones asked for a vote on the resolution to be taken under secret ballot, which is normally reserved for only the most critical league matters. Pro Football Talk reported in November that Jones planned to introduce a secret-ballot measure.
Jones is not done with this issue as he is still planning on speaking his peace to the owners at next owners meeting which happens to be in Dallas.