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Jerry Jones says Roger Goodell has recovered nicely

Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, chats with Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones as they arrive at the federal courthouse Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Minneapolis where the NFL and its locked-out football players continue court-ordered mediation. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

AP

While NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been criticized in many corners for his handling of the Ray Rice case, one of his bosses thinks he’s doing a good job.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Goodell has come back strong after the admitted mishandling of Rice’s punishment the first time through.

“We have in blocking terminology, we have recovery,” Jones said on KRLD, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s when an offensive lineman gets beat on the first move, but he has the athletic ability to recover and try to get it right on the second move. I know we’re doing that and trying to get it as good as we can get it on the second time around. I think that’s happening.

“There’s no question in my mind, the emphasis we have on spousal abuse in the NFL and the lack of tolerance for it. It’s intolerable and will be adjudicated accordingly.”

The support from men like Jones and Patriots owner Robert Kraft should not be surprising. He’s made them a lot of money of the years — money that continues to grow — which is what they hired him to do.