TIMEOUT: Should the NFL Extend Roger Goodell's Contract?

TIMEOUT: Should the NFL Extend Roger Goodell's Contract?

The six people on the committee - the owners of the Chiefs, Falcons, Giants, Patriots, Steelers and Texans - have spoken regularly with other owners about the status of the negotiations, and the committee chairman, Arthur Blank, briefed all owners on the contract talks at leaguewide meeting in mid-October.

The network also reported that Goodell's most recent counterproposal to National Football League owners sought "about $49.5 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family", citing an anonymous source.

Owners on the NFL compensation committee have given Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning, threatening punishment over Jones trying to stop the league from giving commissioner Roger Goodell a contract extension, according to a report from the New York Times.

Goodell is making $30 million this season.

While reportedly considering a lawsuit against the NFL, Jones went so far as to hire high-profile lawyer David Boies, who defended scandalized Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein against accusations of sexual harassment.

In a letter sent last week to owners on the committee, Jones claimed he "has discovered a number of very concerning issues" while engaged as a committee member, including that "the Ownership (sic) and Jerry Jones now understand that they have been unquestionably misled" by Blank and that "critical facts" have been misrepresented regarding Goodell's contract.

Goodell's leadership has been tested most recently by the protests. League rules say only that players "should" stand. Since that begins a stretch of three games in 12 days for the Cowboys, the club is proceeding as if he'll miss all of those games given the nature of the injury. A source told King that members of the committee were going back to owners with details of the proposed deal for Goodell to gauge their reactions.

One owner believes Jones wants to "overthrow" Goodell. Most recently regarding the six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Perhaps Goodell believes he can wait out the controversies; fewer players are protesting at each game, for instance, and nobody's talking seriously about deflate-gate anymore.

Goodell took the job in 2006.