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Johnny Manziel to the Cowboys? Adam Schefter Says It Could Happen
It was rumored during the 2014 NFL Draft that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wanted to use his team’s 16th overall draft pick on a 21-year-old quarterback out of Texas A&M by the name of Johnny Manziel. However, his wishes were overruled and the Cowboys went with offensive guard Zack Martin, while Johnny Football fell to the Browns at No. 22.
Less than two years later, it appears as though Jerry Jones may get a second chance at snagging the struggling quarterback. With the Browns looking like they’ve had enough of Manziel’s off-field issues, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner could find himself on another team’s roster in the very-near future.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, one obvious possibility is the Dallas Cowboys:
Cleveland could decide to part ways with Manziel — given the option to start him, the Browns instead chose Austin Davis this week — and it’s easy enough to draw up a short list of teams that could have some level of interest, according to people around the league.
It could include the Rams, who considered using their 2014 first-round pick on Manziel before opting for standout defensive tackle Aaron Donald instead; the 49ers, who have no viable short- or long-term solution at quarterback; and the Cowboys, a team in which owner Jerry Jones clearly debated drafting Manziel before he opted for sturdy offensive lineman Zack Martin.
Dallas made the right call then, but it could have another chance here on Manziel following a season in which Dallas has struggled to line up a reliable starter or dependable backup. With Romo’s durability in question, some around the league believe Jones could again have interest in Manziel. It would be very Jerry-like, too, for him to make a play for Manziel this winter.
Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? I feel like Jerry Jones and Johnny Manziel deserve each other. Let’s make it happen, Boys!!!
You can read the rest of Schefter’s article over at ESPN here.