Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft had a heated exchange before NFL owners voted 31-1 to permit their compensation committee to open negotiations on a new contract with Roger Goodell.

Kraft joined the majority in strong support for the measure with Jones the lone dissenter.

Jones eventually told Kraft, "Don't f--- with me."

Kraft replied, "Excuse me?"

"Don't mess with me," Jones said.

In 2017, Goodell signed a new five-year deal that was different from his previous ones. Jones led a charge that restructured Goodell's deal from mostly salaried to mostly bonuses based on performance. 

One owner told ESPN that the committee might consider a two- or three-year deal.

The New York Times reported last year that Goodell's total compensation over a two-year period from 2020 to 2021 was nearly $128 million.