Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided for now that he won’t be suing the NFL.
On Nov. 8, the New York Times’ Ken Belson reported that Jones threatened to sue the league and some owners if plans for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s new contract weren’t scrapped.
When the NFL has its owners meetings on Dec. 13, there will be a special session devoted to Goodell’s contract. Jones said on Tuesday that he will not proceed with his lawsuit.
“I told the committee that I was standing down on legal action because they wanted to get input from all of the owners,” Jones said, via USA Today Sports’ Jarrett Bell.
Jones and all of the other owners voted unanimously in May to let the compensation committee finalize Goodell’s new deal. However, Jones has expressed reservations about this since September.
That was weeks after a six-game suspension was levied on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Jones has said several times recently that Elliott’s suspension is not the reason that he is raising concerns about a Goodell’s contract negotiations. His argument is that he believes all of the owners should be in on the negotiations, not just the committee.