Because of that, Jerry is now reportedly impeding the progress of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's contract negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
"If not for Jerry, this deal would be done", a person familiar with the negotiations told ESPN this weekend.
National Football League owners selected a compensation committee of six of their peers to negotiate Goodell's contract, and Jones is not one of the six.
Goodell's extension, which had been expected to be completed before the season, will be discussed in a conference call this week among committee members.
Jones unofficially joined the compensation committee around the same time the NFL suspended Elliott for six games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
While Jones has made it no secret that he is furious about Elliott's suspension, Mortensen and Schefter report that his issue with Goodell's proposed extension is more about how much money the commissioner is making. It's believed Jones is operating as a seventh voice on the committee, standing for the 26 owners not represented on the committee and reportedly believes the commissioner should take a pay cut. That committee consists of chairman Arthur Blank (Falcons), Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).
Goodell's earnings of more than $200 million since he was elected commissioner in 2006 - including a $44 million salary in 2015 - is at the core of Jones' aggressive strategy in communicating with fellow owners. The Cowboys owner apparently is not opposed to Goodell getting an extension, he's just concerned he makes too much money.