But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started working to sabotage the process in August, citing concerns over the league's long-term direction and the talks themselves.
While it looks as though the controversial Goodell may have received a slight raise, it appears the financial structure is now based more on performance, which was something Jones had been pushing for.
Despite opposition from one of the league's most powerful owners, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a new contract, according to multiple reports.
Goodell's new deal, which runs through 2024, had been a contentious issue throughout the 2017 season. He was mainly displeased due to the way the league handled the situation of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Accordingly, this will advise the ownership that a binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities. That committee went ahead and gave Goodell a new contract, according to reports. The memo also states that it was a "nearly unanimous consensus" to finalize the extension Wednesday.
In the last several weeks, there has been much dialogue concerning Roger Goodell's long-term future as commissioner of the NFL.