Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Jerry Jones calls talk of him being forced to sell Cowboys 'laughable'

Jerry Jones calls talk of him being forced to sell Cowboys 'laughable'

Jones says there's plenty of time to talk about a new contract, but he'd rather focus on other bigger issues in the league first. "I disagree", Jones said last week on a radio appearance.

The NFL's competition committee gave Dallas Cowboys owner a cease-and-desist warning after Jones threatened the committee with legal action over Commissioner Roger Goodell's extension, according to The New York Times' Ken Belson. Jones had been a nonvoting member of the committee until he was thrown out after threatening to sue the members.

Jones has been critical of the National Football League and Goodell since the reinstatement of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, but Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan (h/t Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News) that it wasn't the reason he was fighting Goodell's extension.

"We've got all the time in the world to extend [Goodell]", Jones said. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions".

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Jones' threats to the competition committee - which revoked his status as an ad hoc advisor after his threats - reportedly shocked several owners.

On Tuesday, Jones denied receiving a cease-and-desist warning and laughed off the nuclear option calling it "ridiculous".

Jones also has been accused of pushing the chief executive of Papa John's, a pizza chain and a league sponsor, to discredit the commissioner and of leaking false information about the details of Goodell's contract negotiations.

The Times report meshes with what CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday: Some owners are starting to turn on Jones because, according to sources, "his attacks on commissioner Roger Goodell are being seen by his peers as a direct reaction to his anger of Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension and are diminishing his respect and influence among other owners".

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