Roger Goodell and NFL owners have finalized his five-year contract extension to remain as commissioner of the NFL. Despite Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones many objections [VIDEO], the vote to keep Goodell in place through 2024 received near full support. This will ensure that Goodell is at the helm when the owners and the players union negotiate their new collective bargaining agreement.

While the contract is incentive laden, Goodell expects to pull in roughly $200 million when all is said and done. Not a bad contract for a guy who has already made over $200 million leading the NFL. A report by Yahoo! provided most of the facts used in this article.

Jerry Jones must be fuming

It was no secret that Jerry Jones vehemently opposed the new deal for Goodell. What wasn't clear, and still isn't, were Jones' true intentions. Did he want Roger gone because he is not a good commissioner? Was Jones upset over the recent suspension of his star player Ezekiel Elliot? Tough to say, but one thing is for sure is that Jones was not in support of signing this contract.

Jones tried to strong-arm his way into the committee that was appointed to oversee contract negotiations. Doing so was met with ire, especially from Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Blank argued that Jones already agreed to the committee when he signed off on it earlier in 2017 and had him removed from the committee.

While Jones' complaints on the surface seemed somewhat valid, the timing of his uprising raised questions.

It was true that TV ratings were down over the past several years. Also true was that player discipline needed some serious reform. The number of public relation nightmares to hit the league office have also left a black eye on the shield. Put all of this together and you can see a case being built against Goodell.

What Jones didn't count on, though, is the owners' preference for the status quo. They would rather deal with the devil they know as opposed to a wildcard they do not.

What this means for the next CBA

Whether the owners like Goodell or not, they want him in their corner to negotiate the next collective bargaining agreement. One thing the owners were pleased about in regards to Goodell was his ability to get them basically everything they wanted out of the last round of negotiations. Owners know this time around they are in for a much tougher fight.

The rise in awareness about concussions and Cte makes it likely that players will be looking for health care reform and better guarantees on salaries from the league.

In a league where the average career length is about three years, but with injuries that last a lifetime, players will want health insurance that goes past their playing days. It was a bad look for the league when it was leaked that Goodell was requesting lifetime health care for himself and his family members. Why should he get it and not the players who risk life and limb on the field?

Now that the contract is done, owners will assuredly start preparing for the CBA war. However, a lockout or strike is looming as both sides will be firmly entrenched in their positions.