Report: Jerry Jones accuses Arthur Blank of misleading statements regarding Goodell’s contract negotiations

Nov 09, 2017
Curtis Compton, AJC
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, from left, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have a conversation in the hallway outside the NFL Owners meetings at the Atlanta Airport Gateway Marriott in Atlanta on Thursday, July 21, 2011.

Dallas owner Jerry Jones has accused Falcons owner Arthur Blank of misleading the compensation regarding the negotiations for commissioner Roger Goodell’s new five-year contract, according to Chris Mortensen of, who has obtained a letter from Dallas’ general counsel.

The Falcons referred all questions about the matter to league spokesman Joe Lockhart.

Blank is the chairman of the league’s compensation committee. Jones contends that Blank has ‘misled’ the owners regarding “critical facts” about the negotiations.

Coincidentally, the Cowboys play the Falcons at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.