NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has unwavering support from the league's owners, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said.
Goodell has been heavily criticized for his handling of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's domestic violence case. Rice was originally suspended two games before being banned indefinitely after the video of his assault of then-fiancée Janay Palmer -- now Rice's wife -- became public.
"Roger has done an amazing job for the game and that's where I'm going with this," Jones said after the Cowboys' win Sunday over the Tennessee Titans. "At the end of the day, there are a lot of issues, but it's important to keep our eye on the game, the integrity of the game and what we want the game to be. Along the way there are going to be mistakes, and when we see them we need to correct them. The game itself is about making mistakes and understanding being contrite, and go out and fix them and do better and then come back and have some success then. And so we're having those kinds of days.
"That's not in any way to not say and express the seriousness that's involved with domestic abuse. That's terrible and serious and I'll ensure you that everyone is uniform in doing what we can do to use the strengths of the NFL to influence that, and we can. I think our commissioner has said that, and I know he has 100 percent of support -- it's my understanding 100 percent of support -- of all the owners."
Jones said a league meeting has been scheduled in New York this week.
Public outrage intensified after TMZ Sports obtained the video showing Rice punching Palmer in the face and knocking her unconscious in an Atlantic City casino.
Goodell has stated that he saw that video for the first time Monday. However, an anonymous law enforcement source told The Associated Press that he personally sent video of the incident to an NFL executive in April, increasing the scrutiny on Goodell.
The NFL has hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to conduct an "independent investigation" into the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the case.