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N.F.L. Extends Roger Goodell’s Contract, Ending Weeks of Discord

The N.F.L. on Wednesday extended the contract of Commissioner Roger Goodell for another five years, ending an unusually rancorous monthslong standoff with Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ owner, who wanted to derail the deal.

A committee of owners negotiating Goodell’s compensation signed off on a contract worth roughly $200 million over five years, which is in line with his current deal. But, unlike his current arrangement, nearly 90 percent of the potential compensation will be paid only if a variety of financial targets are met.

The N.F.L. and its commissioner routinely negotiate such matters behind closed doors.