Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he will not sue fellow National Football League owners in an attempt to block Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.
"I told the committee that I was standing down on legal action because they wanted to get input from all of the owners," Jones told USA Today Sports.
Jones added that he wants all owners — not just the six on the compensation committee — to have a say in negotiations for the commissioner's annual pay.
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After Sunday's 37-9 loss to Philadelphia, Jones confirmed to NBC DFW Wednesday morning that he wants "unprecedented accountability to the ownership" while suggesting a review of Goodell's power to punish players under the collective bargaining agreement.
Jones had sent letters to the league suggesting he was threatening to sue. The compensation committee responded by asking Jones to stop, saying his conduct was hurting the NFL.
NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs said it's likely Jones will argue for owners to wait on Goodell's contract when the owners meet Dec. 13 in Dallas.