According to the Times, the league has several forms of punishment it could levy against Jones, including fining and/or suspending him and, potentially the most damaging, docking the Cowboys draft picks.
"I've had not one inkling of communication from the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable, ridiculous, and that's about where that is", Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. However, with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doing his best to single-handedly wreck Goodell's extension as part of Jones' ongoing feud with the commissioner, things have gotten ugly in the prolonged discussions.
Meanwhile, Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the compensation committee's chairman, doesn't appear to be taking Jones' advice.
"Roger has nearly 18 months [left before the contract expires]", Jones said. We've got all the time in the world to extend him. "We just need to slow this train down and discuss the issues at hand in the National Football League".
Belson's latest article also mentions something that PFT has consistently reported, and that others in the media have pooh-poohed: Some owners believe that Jones instigated Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to publicly disparage the league during a recent earnings conference call, blaming reduced corporate revenues on the NFL's current controversies and ratings declines.
"The committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the commissioner", he said.
Jerry Jones doesn't sound too anxious about "nuclear" war.
There is thought that Jones' motivation comes out of anger with Goodell giving Dallas' star running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension that he finally started serving last week.