Left to his own devices, Jones and his Cowboys have made nine playoff appearances in the 21 seasons since that last Super Bowl —not really bad, by the way — but they are 3-9 in the playoffs since the Switzer Super Bowl and just 2-8 since 1996.
In many respects, Goodell can be viewed as the CEO of the NFL.
While the league is reported to be generating over $14 billion in revenue annually today, Jones’ team alone is valued at about $4.5 billion, and the total values of the 32 NFL franchises easily exceed $65 billion.
There is nothing unusual about a CEO of a $65 billion business, or even a $14 billion business making $30 million or $40 million a year these days, so what would be Jones’ gripe?
I’m also hearing from multiple sources that Jones first inserted himself into the compensation committees work on Goodell’s deal late last winter, a number of months before Goodell handed down Elliott’s six-game ban.