The NFL is about to come down hard on Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones

Sports NFL Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could have to pay hefty legal fees for supporting Ezekiel Elliott’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension and threatening to derail the contract extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell. According to the Associated Press, a source familiar with the matter has suggested the NFL was exploring the options of getting over $2m in reimbursement from Jones. A number of other owners have been consulted, the source said.  Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones. Getty Images Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now In August last year, the NFL suspended Elliott for six games over allegations of domestic violence after one of the running back’s ex-girlfriends claimed he had abused her five times. But Jones insisted the Illinois-native should not be penalized as the incident predated his entry in the NFL and, according to ESPN, he also tried to influence one of the league’s top investigators. While Elliott was not arrested or charged by prosecutors, the NFL argued his ex-girlfriend’s statement and the pictures of the injuries he allegedly inflicted on her were more than enough to justify the suspension. Jones, however, stood by the running back throughout his six-game ban—even when the latter took his case to the federal court, where he eventually saw his appeal denied. At the same time, the Cowboys owner was a non-voting member of the league’s compensation committee and tried to convince a number of NFL owners the terms of the proposed extension for Goodell should be less generous than what was being proposed. Despite knowing only 12% of Goodell’s salary was guaranteed, while the rest would be contingent on him meeting a series of financial targets, Jones continued to argue the commissioner was being overpaid. In November, soon after Elliott exhausted his appeal, the 75-year-old the hired high-profile lawyer David Boies and announced Continue Reading

NFL plans to fine Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones more than $2 million

The NFL plans to fine Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones more than $2 million for conduct detrimental to the league, according to a person familiar with the sport’s inner workings. Jones previously was warned by the NFL’s compensation committee that he was guilty of conduct detrimental to the league based on his failed efforts to prevent the five-year contract extension of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from being completed last year. The league did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The NFL’s intention to fine Jones millions of dollars was first reported by the New York Times. Continue Reading

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ real estate company has plans for a new project in Irving

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' real estate company is gearing up for a major project in Irving. The same team that developed the Cowboys' huge Star in Frisco development is working on the mixed-use development in Las Colinas. The almost 28-acre project is planned at the south corner of State Highways 114 and 161. Plans filed with Irving's zoning commission say the development will include a hotel, retail space and apartments on the vacant corner. The development will be built by the Jones family's Blue Star Land LP and Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co. Lincoln Property was part of the team that built the first phase of the $1.5 billion Star in Frisco. And Lincoln is developing the Gates of Prosper shopping center with Blue Star on U.S. Highway 380 in Collin County. Lincoln will build 288 apartments in the Las Colinas development on Meridian Drive east of S.H. 161, according to the plans. "The Blue Star Land multi-use project is a perfect fit for the residents and workforce that are now flocking to Irving-Las Colinas because of the live, work, play, walk environment that millennials are demanding," said Beth Bowman, president of the Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. The hotel and retail site is to the north along High Point Drive. A community park is planned at the center of the development. Dallas architect GFF did the site design. Blue Star land officials did not respond to requests for information about the timing of the project. Irving's city council still must give final approvals for the development. Blue Star Land has owned the high-profile Las Colinas property since 2010. The development is one of several mixed-use projects on the way in Irving. "In addition to the announced projects like Blue Star that are either underway or planned to kick-off soon, we are pleased to see additional activity for both new residential and commercial development," said J. Hammond Perot, president of the Las Colinas Association. "Given where we are at this stage of the Continue Reading

Here is the letter the NFL sent to Jerry Jones’ lawyer, accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of ‘detrimental’ conduct

CNBC has obtained the letter below to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' lawyer David Boies from the NFL's outside counsel representing the compensation committee. It was dated Wednesday, November 15. Your November letter is yet another effort by your client to disregard and deliberately interfere with the May 2017 Resolution, unanimously adopted by the owners (including your client), which expressly approved a contract extension with Commissioner Goodell and further authorized the Compensation Committee to finalize the terms of that extension. As your client knows, having served as an ad hoc, non-voting member of the Compensation Committee until November 4, 2017, when he was removed for threatening, in bad faith, to sue the League and the voting members of the Committee, the Committee has been working diligently, and in good faith, for six months to negotiate and conclude a contract extension pursuant to its mandate under the Resolution. The League's ownership has been and will continue to be fully apprised of the Committee's work, as the Committee Chairman reaffirmed on Monday. Continue Reading

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regrets not having ‘a little more tolerance’ with former coach Jimmy Johnson

How ‘bout them mistakes? In recent interview with KTCK-AM 1310, Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones admitted that he let his ego get in the way of his relationship with former coach Jimmy Johnson, during the team’s dynasty years. “I lost my tolerance for a lot of things I probably should have tolerated. I probably should have had a little more tolerance with Jimmy Johnson. Seriously,” Jones said. Before bringing up Johnson, the brash boss said he was a nervous wreck at first when he bought the Cowboys in 1989. “As much as anything the times of buying the team, if I was trying to hold this glass of water — I was 45 when I bought [the Cowboys] — I would be spilling it even though I was holding it with both hands,” Jones said. “Now I was scared to death. I thought I was going to go broke for sure plus I knew I didn't know what I was doing about getting involved. On the other hand it was a traumatic time. I tear up sometime when I'm talking about it, even on a speech.” While the two had success with one another early on, their relationship started to head south in 1993. Jones made a comment saying there were “500 coaches who could have won the Super Bowl” with the team the Cowboys had that year. Johnson would later instigate Jones buy sharing that he had interest in the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching job. The two would agree to part ways in 1994. Since Johnson left the Cowboys, the franchise has won one Super Bowl (1995), but it was with talent that Johnson had brought in. Johnson was replaced by Barry Switzer, who coached that team, before leading the Cowboys to a division win in 1996 and resigning a year later. The Cowboys have only won two playoff games since Johnson’s departure and Jones has rolled through five coaches, but has yet to duplicate the success he once had in the ‘90s. Although he brought Continue Reading

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the kneel-down to end a game should be outlawed

If the Cowboys are leading the Buccaneers by a touchdown on Sunday and Tony Romo gets laid out trying to take a knee on the final play of the game, you won’t hear any cries of foul play from Jerry Jones. The Dallas Cowboys owner told the Dallas Morning News Tuesday that he thinks the kneel-down to end a game should be outlawed because it’s “a wasted play for our fans.” “I don’t like it,” Jones said of the kneel-down when discussing the way the Giants’ 41-34 win over the Buccaneers, the Cowboys’ next opponent, ended on Sunday. With the Giants up by a touchdown, Eli Manning took the ball from center and was knocked onto his keister while trying to take a knee after Tampa Bay’s defensive line rushed an unsuspecting Giants o-line. “Lamar Hunt tried several times to introduce a rule to have it voted on that you couldn’t kneel down, you had to run a play,” the 69-year-old Cowboys owner said. “Unless you were going to try to advance the ball, then you got a penalty and the time didn’t run off the clock. It’s not a good play.” Jerry Jones - Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Giants coach Tom Coughlin gave Bucs rookie coach Greg Schiano an earful when they met at midfield following the game, scolding the former Rutgers coach for violating an unwritten rule. “You don’t do that in this league,” Coughlin, who was clearly furious, said after the game. “You jeopardize the offensive line, you jeopardize the quarterback. Thank goodness we didn’t get anybody hurt – that I know of.” “I don’t know if that’s not something that’s done in the National Football League,’’ an unapologetic Schiano said. “What I do with our football team is that we fight until they tell us ‘Game over.’ There’s nothing dirty about it. There’s nothing illegal about it. We crowd the ball like Continue Reading

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ big mouth will wake sleeping NY Giants

Jerry Jones opened his Texas-sized big mouth again, and the Cowboys will be the ones paying for it. Jones, the Cowboys owner, and the rest of the NFL never learn: The Giants become a great team only when they feel disrespected and dumped on. Rex Ryan fired them up for last year’s Christmas Eve showdown with all the big brother/better team talk. Tom Brady ticked off the Giants before each of his Super Bowl losses to Big Blue, and Jones distributed two tickets to each of his players for the NFC title game before playing the Giants in the divisional round. Oops. Giants 21, Cowboys 17. Now Jones has written a check his team won’t be able to cash. Preaching to Cowboys fans at the opening of training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Jones proclaimed, “We want you to come to (Cowboys Stadium) and watch us beat the New York Giants’ ass, OK?” Big mistake. The Giants thrive on being told they aren’t any good. They were an underachieving 9-7 team last season that got hot in January, the same formula their underachieving 10-6 team followed in 2007. In each case, they won the Super Bowl and then were not considered favorites to win the NFC East. They parlayed the disrespect angle in 2008 into a 10-1 start before Plaxico Burress used his leg for target practice in a midtown nightclub and shot up the Giant season. It’s almost sophomoric, but the Giants are able to convert the anger they build up from being slighted, perceived or realistic, into supernatural motivation. That’s what they will try to do this season. If it’s not Jones trash-talking them, it’s Michael Vick starting the dynasty talk nonsense in Philly even though the Eagles didn’t even make the playoffs last season and Vick hasn’t won a playoff game since 2004 when he was playing for the Falcons. How long will it be before RG3 in Washington declares the Redskins are going to win the NFC East, just as Rex Grossman did last year? Continue Reading

Jerry Jones rips Bill Parcells, Tim Tebow on video; Dallas Cowboys owner could face fine from NFL

Jerry Jones might soon have to put his money where his mouth is. The billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys could be facing a fine from the NFL after he was caught on a dark and grainy video making disparaging remarks about former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells and former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. The video was apparently caught on a cell-phone camera at a bar and posted Tuesday on Deadspin. In the video, a seemingly drunk Jones is slurring his speech, but can clearly be heard to say Parcells is "not worth a s---" and that if the Cowboys drafted Tebow "he'd never get on the field." The remarks may seem harmless, but the NFL tends to take its public image - and the actions of people associated with the league - very seriously. Last November, Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams was fined $250,000 by commissioner Roger Goodell after he was caught on a cell-phone video making an obscene gesture toward Buffalo Bills fans from his luxury suite at the end of his team's victory. A league spokesman called that "conduct detrimental to the NFL" when announcing the fine, and the 87-year-old Adams eventually apologized. Both Jones and Parcells declined to comment through their team spokesmen. An NFL spokesman said the league also would have no comment. The 47-second video begins apparently in the middle of a conversation about Tebow and the possibility of the Cowboys drafting him next week. The clip picks up Jones saying "(Cowboys quarterback Tony) Romo was a miracle." He's then asked if he were owner of a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars if he'd draft Tebow just to sell jerseys. "That's the only reason I brought in Bill Parcells," Jones says. "Bill's not worth a s---," Jones adds. "I love him. Not worth a s---, but I wanted...they were on my (butt) so bad. 'J's got to have a Yes Man.' So to get this f---- stadium, I needed to bring his (butt) in." Parcells joined the Cowboys as their coach in 2003 after the team had suffered three straight Continue Reading

From Donald Trump to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, more memories of George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner was laid to rest Saturday in Tampa, but his memory lives on in just about every way you can think of and from all corners of The Boss' universe. From Ron Guidry's description of the Bronx Zoo to Willie Randolph's account of becoming the first African-American Yankee captain to Diana Munson's poignant remembrance of Steinbrenner's compassion in the wake of her husband Thurman's tragic death, the Yankee owner's friends and foes, players and managers, associates, acquaintances and, of course, his fans share their favorite Steinbrenner stories with the Daily News.DONALD TRUMP: Real estate mogul & reality TV starThe Apprentice' five or six years ago and it hadn't been on TV yet, and nobody knew it was going to be this big hit that it turned out to be. When I called George he said please come right down, and this was during the World Series. I thought he was going to talk to [the contestants] for 15 minutes, but he spoke about winning for an hour and a half. They will never forget it. George was willing to do this for a friend. And 'The Apprentice' became the No. 1 show. Everything he touched turned to gold. He was a great believer in the star system, but more importantly he recognized talent." BOB GUTKOWSKI: Former president of MSG and MSG NetworkI remember one Yankee game in particular. We had an executive producer, Pete Silverman, who absolutely was totally frightened of George Steinbrenner. His biggest fear was that George was going to come in (the production truck) and yell at him.We were up at a Yankee game and I was sitting with Marty Brooks (an MSG executive). And I told Marty we should have some fun with Pete. I went into George's office. He was sitting in his big chair and I said, 'George, I want you to do me a favor, I have an executive producer who is so frightened that some day you're going to call him and yell at him. I want to have some fun with him. Will you play along?'George said, 'Yeah, what do you want me to do?'I said, 'In Continue Reading

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones takes on NFL, Roger Goodell in radio show

If it’s Tuesday (especially, but sometimes on Thursday, Sunday and maybe Friday), Jerry Jones is making headlines.That’s Jerry being Jerry.This time, it was the Dallas Cowboys owner declaring that his star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, is the “victim of an overcorrection” by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with the six-game suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy.In the days before that, it was Jones reportedly orchestrating a conference call among fellow owners that was used to pump the brakes on the seemingly imminent extension of Goodell’s contract.Go ahead, connect the dots. More: NFL trade deadline winners and losers: What's Jimmy Garoppolo's fate? More: Why Colin Kaepernick and Bill Belichick are a perfect match More: Judge denies Ezekiel Elliott an emergency stay, appeal forthcoming On the surface, it seems Jones wants Goodell’s head on a platter because of his handling of Elliott’s case — which indeed includes some questionable elements pertaining to the investigative process and the discipline that has been imposed.Then again, as Jones intimates that Goodell is in over-reaction mode because he originally went soft on since-unemployed running back Ray Rice, it’s hardly the first time that Goodell has been under fire.But it’s news now because a day after a judge rejected Elliott’s attempt for a preliminary injunction to block the suspension, Jones — or Jerry, as Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president, calls his father — has fired off on Goodell.Given that Goodell collects more than $40 million a year in salary and bonuses from the NFL (according to the last publicly released figures) it’s possible Jones would have objected to the terms of an extension if there were never an Elliott case in the wind. Arthur Blank, the Atlanta Falcons owner who chairs the compensation committee that handles Continue Reading