After voting against an extension of the contract, Jerry Jones clarified his position on Roger Goodell.
105.3 the Fan spoke to Goodell on Friday. Per The Athletic’s Jon Machota. The Dallas Cowboys owner supported Goodell and praised his performance.
“Let me be real clear, I’m a real supporter of Goodell as our commissioner,” Jones said. “I think he’s done outstanding.”
Jones stated that he did not oppose Goodell but the specific structure of a possible deal.
“What you heard was an issue with the structure regarding how we were going to address the commissioner or his successor,” he added. “I was basically expressing myself in that area, not my support for Roger.”
Jones stated that he had nominated Goodell to be a potential extension, before expressing disagreement with the layout.
ESPN’s Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta Jr. reported Jones was the only owner who voted in discontent. They also claimed Jones said to Robert Kraft, New Patriots owner, “Don’t f–k me.” Jones admitted that it was “probably accurate” to say that Jones spoke in a manner that wasn’t in good taste.
Jones opposed the 2017 Goodell contract renewal. was reportedly threatened by Jones to “come after me with everything I have.”
Perhaps his view of Goodell has changed over the past five years. Either way Jones wants to keep the matter out of the public eye.