Because of that, Jerry is now reportedly impeding the progress of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's contract negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Though not one of the three owners who officially joined the three existing owners in May for the purposes of negotiating Commissioner Roger Goodell's extension, committee chairman Arthur Blank has allowed Jones to have a role and a voice in the process of hammering out Goodell's proposed new deal.
Mortensen expanded on that idea, noting that Jones has essentially become a "de facto" seventh member of the Compensation Committee (which negotiates with Goodell to work out a new deal) and has pushed forward the idea that Goodell is "paid way too much money".
"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done".
Goodell's deal was expected to be completed before this season began, but due to his issues with Jones, his long-term future as National Football League commissioner may very well be in question. Now the negotiations have hit a snag.
"This is about money and a guy [Goodell] making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job".
Roger Goodell's long-term future as National Football League commissioner could be in doubt thanks to Jerry Jones.
Goodell's earnings of more than $200 million since he was elected commissioner in 2006 - including a $44 million salary in 2015 - is at the core of Jones' aggressive strategy in communicating with fellow owners.
"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done", a person familiar with the negotiations told ESPN this weekend.
Goodell's current contract expires in 2019, and the NFL's compensation committee is working on a five-year extension through 2024.