National Football League owners reportedly explore ousting Jerry Jones from Cowboys

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Blank is the chairman of the compensation committee, and during the week, Jones accused Blank of misleading owners about Goodell's extension.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may not have contact with Ezekiel Elliott, but he said is not concerned with what his suspended running back will do over the next five games.

The Cowboys played their first game all season without Elliott and lost a disaster of a game to the Atlanta Falcons 27-7. Jones has since enlisted embattled attorney David Boies, who reportedly helped embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein use private investigators to try to collect damning information about, among others, reporters before the New York Times' bombshell Weinstein report, published in October.

Sports contributor Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says multiple owners have discussed the possibility after Jones threatened to sue individual owners if they extend NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.

It is not clear if Jones would follow through on his threat of litigation.

Apparently, there is a belief among some NFL owners that "Jones instigated Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to disparage the NFL, blaming league leadership for ratings declines and, in turn, a reduction in Papa John's revenues", according to PFT. Nor is it clear whether the league or other owners would take the step of actually punishing Jones. Committee members spoke Monday via conference call and Blank issued a written statement afterward. The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward.

The NFL's Constitution and Bylaws contains a resolution, passed in 1997, that would make Jones responsible for the legal fees, litigation expenses, and costs incurred by the league and by its teams.

"Certainly, we have things we need to discuss that weren't on the table last spring", Jones said. Cohen claims Blank told owners that the compensation committee would vote unanimously on Goodell's deal.

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