Roger Goodell's extension negotiations are moving forward as planned, according to Falcons owner Arthur Blank. After soundly routing the Cowboys on Sunday, Blank's claims insinuate that Jerry Jones isn't making much headway off the field in his reported efforts to hinder negotiations with Goodell either. Jones wants a more incentive-laden contract for the commissioner, which Goodell has staunchly opposed in reported counteroffers.

Blank is the head of the NFL's Compensation Committee, and is one of the key players in Goodell's negotiations. Jones, who was once in that group in an ad hoc role, is now alleging that Blank misled owners regarding Goodell's negotiations. Another report emerged that Goodell was asking for $50 million a year, a private jet, and lifetime health insurance. The NFL denied this report, with Daniel Kaplan adding a quote from Blank that negotiations are moving forward as expected.