Cowboys VP Stephen Jones confirms Ezekiel Elliott reported Sunday night that the league and owners could attempt to force Jones to sell the franchise.

The New York Times, which first reported Monday's committee discussion, added Friday that Goodell's compensation package was "80 percent to 90 percent completed".

In the ongoing battle over Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, Stephen Jones is reacting to the owners' nuclear option basically the same way the owners are reacting to Jerry Jones' nuclear option.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not meet or shake hands before their teams played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday.

Some owners believe that Jones is throwing what amounts to a temper tantrum over the NFL's six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott under the personal conduct policy. Nor is it clear whether the league or other owners would take the step of actually punishing Jones.

"I asked what the feelings of the Compensation Committee members were after they got off the call".

Jones also has been accused of pushing the chief executive of Papa John's, a pizza chain and a league sponsor, to discredit the commissioner and of leaking false information about the details of Goodell's contract negotiations. 'Shocked, ' the source said. "It's just killing the game", the owner told ESPN.

The competition committee was given specific power to approve a contract extension for Goodell, according to King. In disbelief. This was an owner [Jones] who, earlier this year, voted in favor of authorizing the committee to do the deal with Roger. But Jones claims the committee is not now unanimous. And the proverbial red line was crossed when Jones instigated (as multiple owners believe) the public criticism of National Football League leadership by a red-shirted pizza magnate known as Papa John.

According to King, the Goodell contract is not yet done, and with Jones getting involved, it may take even longer.