Over the past few weeks, the tension between Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have gone into overdrive. Jones has been actively and very publicly trying to get his fellow owners to drop Goodell, and he even found a replacement. Jones has gone as far as threatening to sue the NFL if they approve a planned contract extension for Goodell. Today, the NFL's Compensation Committee has given Jones a cease-and-desist warning in response to the owner's threat of a lawsuit, according to the New York Times.
The committee issued the warning to Jones after holding a conference call Monday to discuss Goodell's potential extension, according to the Times.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank released a statement Monday, saying that the committee is still working toward an extension for Goodell and disputing Jones' assertion that owners have been misled regarding "critical facts" about the negotiations.