Jerry Jones has his reasons for fighting the NFL’s powers that be.

The Dallas Cowboys owner revealed Sunday to The Dallas Morning News’ Matt Mosely why he opposes extending NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract. The NFL’s six-man compensation committee wants to extend Goodell’s contract until 2024, but Jones reportedly is threatening to sue the league if it extends his deal, claiming the NFL commissioner must be more transparent with and accountable to the 32 owners.

Jones also scoffs at suggestions he’s carrying out a vendetta against Goodell because he suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Jones says he’s merely protecting the greater good in opposing Goodell’s extension.

The NFL’s compensation committee accuses Jones of conduct detrimental to the league, so he’s probably waging a PR war to coincide with his behind-the-scenes dispute with Goodell, one of the most powerful people in the sports world.

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