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

Jerry Jones Not Backing Down in Goodell Contract Fight AP

According to the New York Times, the owners who make-up the NFL's Compensation Committee, have sent Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist letter telling him to stop his efforts to block Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.

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

Jones wants all owners to be able to sign off on the details of Goodell's new contract, which would begin in 2019, even though the owners voted unanimously in May to allow the compensation committee to negotiate the specifics of the deal.

"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".

The Compensation Committee now consists of Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants co-owner John Mara, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Steelers owner Art Rooney II, and Texans owner Bob McNair. "The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward". "We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing".

Jones has stood behind Elliott through the entire legal process, even though the running back eventually lost in court - the CBA does give Goodell the power he's using - and is now serving that suspension.

Before all this, reports would surface that National Football League owners were planning to "punish" Jones if he didn't step back. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions".

Jones and Blank avoided each other after the Falcons defeated the Cowboys in Atlanta on Sunday.