Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always been a supporter of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but after the way the league handled its investigation and suspension of Ezekiel Elliott, it appears his opinion has changed.
"Jerry's not saying, 'Don't hire Roger.' He's saying, 'I hate this [proposed] deal; redo it, '" one source told ESPN.
The Sports Business Journal reported last month that the league was close to extending Goodell's contract through 2024.
Goodell's contract expires in 2019 and many assumed an extension would be in place before the season began.
Jones unofficially joined the compensation committee around the same time the NFL suspended Elliott for six games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. Both Schefter and Chris Mortensen made a big deal about the fact that Jones has made himself into an unofficial member of the Compensation Committee. It's believed Jones is operating as a seventh voice on the committee, standing for the 26 owners not represented on the committee and reportedly believes the commissioner should take a pay cut.
"This is about money and a guy [Goodell] making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job".
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.
The members of the NFL's compensation committee include chairman Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).
Jones was unavailable for comment.