Jerry Jones Says Owners Trying To Remove Him As Cowboys Owner Is ‘Laughable & Ridiculous’
Ezekiel Elliott may have finally accepted his six-game suspension rather than continue his fight against the league that would’ve ultimately lasted until the end of the season and into the next. As for his boss, Jerry Jones, he’s not so willing to give up on threats sent towards him.
With his recent string of tirades regarding Roger Goodell and a contract extension, a report came out last week that owners were fighting back and would possibly pursue removal of Jerry Jones as the owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
However, it takes a little more than a threat to scare Jerry Jones. He said in a radio interview on Tuesday that the notion that other NFL owners could force him to sell the team is “laughable” and “ridiculous.”
“I’ve had not one — not one — inkling of communication from the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous. That’s about where that is,” Jones said on The Fan. “If somebody is asserting that or thinking about that kind of thing, they’re not knowledgeable on how things work in the NFL.”
“There was a sense that getting an extension beyond those dates was in the best interest of the league,” Lockhart said.
“Roger has almost 18 months (left),” Jones said. “He’s served about 60 percent, roughly 65 percent, of this contract. He has 18 months left on it. We’ve got all the time in the world to evaluate what we’re doing. We’ve got all the time in the world to extend him. We just need to slow this train down and have a lot of time to discuss the issues at hand in the NFL and have good, clear input from all the owners, which we’re not getting.”
Within the past few weeks, Jones has been removed from the NFL’s compensation committee and has threatened to sue other owners if Roger Goodell gets a contract extension