In an interview with the NFL Network this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the competition committee might consider doing away with the extra point and replacing it with another, more exciting and less automatic option.
“The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd [attempts]. So it’s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play.”
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones is positively intrigued by the idea.
“One way to look at it is they’re going to be thinking about adding another play that has more intrigue,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You can just use your imagination as to what you could add to it.”
Jones added that Lamar Hunt, founder of the AFL and former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, was always in favor of making such a change. As for Jones himself, he says he’d need more time to decide whether he’d actually support the amendment.
“I know it’s always been a subject of consideration,” he said.
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