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Volume 24 No. 156
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Cowboys' Jerry Jones Remains Hopeful Entire Ownership Will Vote On Goodell Extension

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones "remains hopeful the entire ownership will vote on an extension" for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, even though owners "granted the Compensation Committee the authority to finalize a deal for the Commissioner," according to Charean Williams of PRO FOOTBALL TALK. Jones said, "I hope they do. One thing I will say is that we’ve gotten some very positive things done through this exercise and process of extending Roger. There’s more to come that is going to be very good for everybody." Jones said that he has "only the league’s best interest in mind." Jones: "I really have never met anybody eye to eye lately that didn’t think that my interests were in the best interest of the NFL. ... You can be an advocate; you can be passionate about what you want to do and my experience has been that has improved the NFL most of the time" (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 12/1). Meanwhile, in Ft. Worth, Drew Davison notes Jones has "withdrawn his legal threat" against the NFL and Goodell, but "expressed optimism about the owners discussing the deal next month" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 12/1).