Dear Jerry: NFL sends letter to Jerry Jones on recent behavior

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Back on August 9, on Park Avenue in New York City it was ruled after a 13-month domestic violence inquiry Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would face punishment - a six-game suspension.

Jones did not talk about it directly in a radio interview on Friday.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones has sought to block a contract extension for Goodell and has threatened legal action if the extension is finalized.

"That comment was inappropriate", Jones said in a statement. Goodell handed Elliott a six-game suspension, which is the baseline for a first offender under the league's policy. According to ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham, after moments of silence Jones spoke.

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Elliott's suspension was apparently the final straw, but the article cited other issues Jones had with Goodell, including the league's response to the players protesting the national anthem, the drop in TV ratings and the commissioner's disciplinary power.

"I was really impressed with how Zeke went about it, that process", Jason Witten said, "I know that he and his team were trying to fight for what they felt was right, and I think he went about it the right way". Now it's so contentious that Jones' peers who serve on the NFL's compensation committee actually sent him a cease-and-desist letter. "Jones replied that Elliott wouldn't be contrite about domestic violence because he hadn't committed it. "[Jones] told me, 'Roger told me there was nothing to worry about - the evidence just isn't there, '" says a high-level source briefed on the call. It took 11 years for this thing to escalate to the point that Jones would openly wage war against a contract extension for the commissioner.

Although Jones voted with the rest of the owners to extend Goodell's contract, he says the negotiations "have gone beyond the scope of what was discussed and authorized" when the unanimous decision was made in May.

Jones didn't know that Goodell was changing his mind.

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