Despite the best efforts of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it appears as though Roger Goodell is going to have a new contract in the coming days.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that NFL owners will push to finalize Goodell’s contract extension this week in advance of the owners meetings that will be held on Dec. 13 in Texas. While Jones has been determined to derail the negotiations, a compensation committee of six owners has already been given the power by its peers — Jones included — to determine Goodell’s compensation.
Jones has been able to recruit a few owners to join him in opposing Goodell’s new deal, but the majority want Goodell to sign his extension so the league can move on to other issues. With committee meetings being held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Goodell could have his new contract before the end of the week. More from La Canfora:
“It could happen really fast after the committee meetings,” said one ownership source, who anticipates Blank will use these meetings to “flush out any concerns face-to-face” and “allow for more dialogue with any owners – beyond Jerry and (Redskins owner) Dan (Snyder) – who may have substantive issues.” …
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SOURCE: Larry Brown Sports, Steve DelVecchio