Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seemed to have the impression that owners would have one last chance to discuss the extension of the proposed contract to commissioner Roger Goodell before the contract was finalized. Now that the contract has been finalized, Jones' options are dramatically limited.
Before the Compensation Committee signed a binding contract with Goodell, Jones simply needed to recruit 23 owners to review or rescind the May resolution authorizing the Committee to execute the contract. Now that the NFL and Goodell have signed a binding agreement, any attempt to cancel the deal would be subject to the contractual rights that Goodell has secured through the new agreement, which will trigger, at a minimum, the purchase provisions that were negotiated.
But if Jones had the impression that he would have one last chance to recruit enough owners to liquidate the deal, and if it was with the belief that he abandoned his threat of filing a lawsuit, the litigation could come back on the table, with an effort to use the judicial system to invalidate the deal.
However, you play, look for Jones to have something to say about it, sooner or later.