Jerry Jones impeding Roger Goodell extension talks

Super Bowl LI- New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons

Super Bowl LI- New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons

"Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has slowed down, if not impeded, contract talks regarding a potential extension for National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell", Schefter said.

"If it weren't for Jerry's involvement, Goodell's extension could be done", Schefter said.

National Football League owners selected a compensation committee of six of their peers to negotiate Goodell's contract, and Jones is not one of the six.

Just a few weeks ago, it was reported that Goodell and the National Football League owners were close to a contract extension that would lock Goodell in through 2024.

However, Mortensen notes that the Dallas Cowboys owner is the "de facto seventh member" of the committee, and Jones was reportedly brought into the process right around the time Goodell was making a decision on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension.

Goodell's current contract ends in 2019. Jones has gained the support of enough owners that a discussion is being had about how to move forward with Goodell's extension.

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. That committee consists of chairman Arthur Blank (Falcons), Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers). Goodell's next contract, if it gets done, is expected to be performance-based, and would include incentives that would enable him to earn close to what he has in the past, sources said.

One source even countered, insisting, "This is about money and a guy (Goodell) making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job."