Jones' comments come after a Pro Football Talk report that said multiple owners were discussing possibly removing Jones as controlling owner of the Cowboys because of his dispute concerning a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones, who was a non-voting member of the compensation committee, was kicked out immediately after he threatened to sue, reports the Times.
"He has 18 months (left before the contract expires)", Jerry Jones said.
In addition to the cease-and-desist warning, some owners are reportedly discussing a nuclear option - the long-shot possibility of making Jones forfeit his ownership in the Cowboys. "We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing, and all the time in the world to extend him".
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 compensation committee has sent Jones a cease-and-desist notice over his threats to sue the league, according to the New York Times. "We need to slow this train down".
"I've had not one inkling of communication with the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous", he said.
Jones had no issue giving the OK to go ahead with an extension for Goodell in May, but that was before the Ezekiel Elliott suspension and Jones' criticism of Goodell's leadership regarding player protests during the playing of the national anthem.