Roger Goodell's latest contract extension will be his last

AN OCT. 15 2017 FILE

Roger Goodell's tenure as NFL commissioner now has an end date

Goodell's tenure as commissioner has never had any quiet moments.

"I think there is a limit to how many years you should serve", Goodell said. "I think it's important to have difference voices in the room".

This week on his radio show, Jones said he is confident his resolution will be heard at the owners meeting even though it appears the contract is a done deal. "I think that Jerry, he loves the league, he loves the Cowboys, he's very passionate about issues that he cares deeply about, which is great". "This is something that I'm looking forward to". But this is more oversight and incentive-based than Goodell's previous deal.

Goodell has been the league's commissioner since 2006, and recently signed a five-year contract extension worth $40 million per year.

"I don't know that there's a rift going forward", Blank said.

Goodell was a bit defiant himself on another topic, contradicting his own lead spokesman who had said earlier in the day that Goodell considered the contract that now runs into 2024 to be his last.

The two have battled over player discipline in light of Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott being suspended for six games due to domestic violence allegations.

The incentives in part are tied to TV ratings and new broadcast deals, along with negotiating the next labor deal with the current collective bargaining agreement expiring in 2021.

"My relationship with Jerry [Jones] has always been great", he said Wednesday, per Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network.

Naturally, Jones couldn't help slip in an extra Jones-ish one-liner about the extension, saying: "I know how much Roger Goodell loves the National Football League".

On the one hand, Jones buttered one side of the bread by saying Goodell "does love this league, there's no question about that" and that "he's been good for this league".

So we don't know for certain how long Goodell will be commissioner, if we take his word over that of a league spokesman who nearly certainly was told (by someone) to say what he did earlier on Wednesday.

At least that's how Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay described a proceeding that had the potential to be contentious after threats of lawsuits and accusations of conduct detrimental to the league regarding Jones over the last few months.

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