Jerry Jones: NFL Rift is Not Affecting Cowboys’ Performance

Jones has been feuding with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones watches from the sidelines before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Nov. 1, 2015. (Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not think his feud with the National Football League is affecting his team on or off the field, reports ESPN

“I don’t in any way have a second thought about that, not at all,” Jones said Sunday night, according to ESPN. “I really do want to be inspirational to our players, my players. And I want them to know that I’ll do everything I can to help the Dallas Cowboys and help the NFL, and they should benefit from that.”

Jones has been battling the six owners on the compensation committee over an impending extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones has been upset with Goodell since the commissioner suspended Ezekiel Elliott for six games. Jones has threatened legal action against the league if the extension is finalized before the entire ownership group can review it. According to ESPN, there will be an owners-only meeting next month.

After the Cowboys’ 37-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones did not deny what ESPN reported after he learned Elliot would be suspended: “I’m gonna come after you with everything I have.” But Jones also would not address the comments further, according to ESPN. 

The owner received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of Sunday’s game, reports ESPN. During his speech, he thanked everyone who helped him get there, and added: “What I’ve tried to do with every breath is to make the Dallas Cowboys better and to make the NFL better. That’s what I try to do and that’s what I’m going to do,” according to ESPN. 

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