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Jones Will Not Sue NFL Over Goodell Contract Extension, But Says Job "Far From Finished"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones has "dropped the notion of suing fellow NFL owners over the process for extending" Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract, though he is "hardly ready to give up the fight," according to Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY. Jones wants the " full body of owners -- not just ...

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