Jones is believed to have called for a special owners meeting in the coming weeks to discuss Goodell's contract — a stall tactic that was denied. Jones' involvement as a seventh, ad hoc member of the compensation committee was revoked, and he was warned not to further his damaging acts against the league.
As one league source told us, this could lead to Jones being punished severely. Although the idea of the NFL forcing out Jones as the team's owner feels extremely unlikely and rather drastic right now, a stiff punishment still could be in line. The most likely hit might come in the form of being stripped draft picks, as well as a possible monetary fine.
The NFL’s constitution and bylaws allow the league to punish high-ranking employees, including owners, for what they deem as detrimental actions toward the NFL. Jones has previously threatened to sue the league over various issues, including (as ESPN reported) the Cowboys being penalized $10 million in salary-cap space for player contract violations in 2012, as well as in 1995 over a licensing agreement.
Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 and has led the team to substantial success, both on the field in its three Super Bowl titles in the early 1990s and in its financial gains as one of the world's most profitable sports franchises. This summer, Jones was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game, becoming one of the most powerful owners in recent league history.