The slow-simmering feud between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and most of the rest of the NFL continues.

At a time when open hostilities seem to have subsided, messages nevertheless are being sent. The latest came Wednesday from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who seemed to be speaking directly to Jones when making comments about the obligation of an NFL owner during the first-ever Dealmakers in Sports conference.

Via Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, Kraft said that it is “important in every league that everyone is a good partner and no one perceives themselves to be bigger than the league itself.”

He also explained the reason for his franchise’s restraint when the league office targeted the Patriots in a trumped-up football inflation scandal.