Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell set for five-year extension after push-back from Jerry Jones

Roger Goodell set for five-year extension after push-back from Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones got a chance to air his grievances Wednesday, but Roger Goodell is staying on as NFL commissioner for years to come.

Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, wanted to pump the brakes on the contract extension in the wake of Goodell imposing a six-game suspension on star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott because of alleged domestic violence. Jones, along with the other 31 owners, had signed off in May on the compensation committee working on a new deal for Goodell. The more recent efforts of Jones to slow the process were fruitless, seeing as the contract was signed a week before the meetings.

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