The letter was sent to Jones through his attorney, David Boies, on Wednesday, one day after Jones expressed publicly that he had no intention of halting his efforts to prevent National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell from receiving a contract extension.
Additionally, some owners reportedly believe that Jones personally appealed to Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to disparage the league for a loss of revenue due to declining ratings and poor leadership during the ongoing protests from players.
The NFL will not attempt to force Jerry Jones to sell the Dallas Cowboys over his efforts to oppose the owners' pending contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to the owner of one franchise and several others familiar with the situation. One would have to presume these details revolve around an ESPN report that Goodell wanted $49.9 million per year and lifetime use of a private jet.
Jones wrote a letter to Goodell Thursday, seeking to have a special owners' meeting scheduled for November 28 in NY.
Jones is insisting the percolating feud about Elliott isn't part of his threat to sue the NFL. But then Goodell suspended Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games - Elliott dropped his appeal on Wednesday night, coincidentally, and will serve out the suspension.
On his Tuesday radio show, Jones said "well over half" of the owners agreed with his stance of conducting a final vote after the compensation committee finishes the negotiating with Goodell. We urge Mr. Jones to honor the resolution that he and his fellow owners adopted and allow the Committee to continue this work, in compliance with the May 2017 Resolution and the League Constitution.
In a letter sent to Jones by the NFL's compensation committee recently, Jones was accused of conduct "detrimental to the league's best interests", per Kevin Spain of USA Today.