NFL Notes: Jerry Jones, Chargers, Raiders

Jerry Jones

According to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the full body of NFL owners will discuss Roger Goodell’s contract extension at the upcoming meetings, as opposed to just the compensation committee.

“The [Compensation] Committee is being responsive, and we’re having some real owner participation,” Jones said, via Pro Football Talk. “I just want to say that we really have had, are having a lot of owner participation. So that’s a part of it. It doesn’t mean at all that we’re not really pursuing what we want to get done, and that is have the owners in a very positive way give input and make everyone, including ourselves, accountable.”

Jones was adamant that all owners will discuss Goodell’s deal.

“That’s for sure,” Jones said of the owners-only session. “And I don’t want to speak for the circumstances are, but it is going to be firm, solid, an owners-only session that was called specifically for these issues.


In recent years, some have made the case that the Chargers need to look to the future and find a quarterback to take over for veteran Philip Rivers.

However, Rivers told reporters after Thursday’s win over the Cowboys he still has more to offer.

“I’d argue with some who’ve said I haven’t played as well the last couple of years,” Rivers said, via Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times. “In some ways, I haven’t. In some ways I have. That might add to it too.

“This was a little bit of ‘Not so fast. . . . Hold on. Don’t try to run me off yet.’


New Raiders DC John Pagano mentioned that he has spoken to the players since taking over for Ken Norton Jr and his message to them was that they “need to do simple better.”

“I talked to these guys this week about we need to do simple better,” Pagano said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “What is simple? It’s fundamentals of covering. It’s tackling. It’s communicating. It’s catching the ball when it comes. We’ve had opportunities. It’s not like we’re out there struggling and straining to dive and layout for the thing. It’s hit us in the hands where we’ve had many, many opportunities.”

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