Is Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on a mission to take down NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell following the Ezekiel Elliott fiasco?
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never been shy about making changes. He’s never been afraid of creating a controversy just for the sake of doing so, especially when money is involved.
When it comes to recent dealings with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jones has no choice but to get involved – and he’s almost certainly not the only one.
Goodell has been the single worst NFL Commissioner I have ever seen, and I don’t care about how the NFL has grown during his ridiculous tenure as the administrative face of the most popular spectator sport in the United States.
His penchant for repeated involvement in all player-oriented matters that could easily be handled by law enforcement – and generally have been – is unprecedented. I could write a book about only the careers this guy has ruined, most notably Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who probably will never have a career.
To be clear, Gregory might very well have killed his own career even without Goodell’s help, but kicking him to the curb repeatedly for a health issue that the United States is reevaluating at a record pace hardly seemed like the answer.
The biggest issue facing Goodell right now is Jones. Possible is the fact that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who’s also had recent issues with a Goodell controversy, is none too happy either, although Kraft probably asked for his problems.
But here’s the fact of the matter that I think Goodell is missing, and this is a common problem with people placed in positions of power that are almost never warranted or beneficial. The NFL is what it is because of television money, nothing else and nothing more.