Would The Cowboys Trade Three First Round Picks For Johnny Manziel?

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Sept 15, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) breaks a tackle attempt by Southern Methodist Mustangs defensive tackle Aaron Davis (93) and rushes for a touchdown during the second quarter at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

It is no secret Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel would like to play for the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, Manziel might even claim he was born to do so. He shared as much with Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones when they meet for a few hours during a Dallas home game. Here’s what the former Heisman Trophy winner told Charean Williams of the Star Telegraph about his starstruck meeting:

“I got a chance to meet Jerry. I didn’t know him. To get a chance to sit there and talk with him…the guy is an absolute football fanatic. I really enjoyed meeting him. Until my mouth was sore from talking, and my ear was tired from hearing all of it, we sat there in his suite at Cowboys Stadium and talked for hours. It was awesome to see how he really is, how passionate he is about everything. Me growing up as a Cowboys fan…I was born at halftime of a Cowboys game…that would almost be a folktale in the correct direction. We’d have to call that Johnny something else. I don’t know what it would be.”

Manziel is expected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL Draft in May. But Dallas has the 16th overall pick in the first round, miles away from where Johnny is expected to be selected. And the Cowboys certainly has more pressing needs on their roster, especially defensively. Also consider Dallas just gave starting quarterback Tony Romo a six-year, $108 million extension last season. So drafting a quarterback now with their top pick makes absolutely no sense.

But also consider Romo is one of the oldest starting quarterbacks in the NFL. (He’ll be 34 years old when the season starts.) Last year, there were only four starting quarterbacks older than him at the beginning of the season. (Manning, Brady, Brees, and Palmer) And don’t forget Romo is coming off his second straight back surgery in less than a year. The time is drawing near to start grooming his replacement. And let’s not even get into Romo’s lack of postseason success.

But, just for giggles, what would it actually take for Dallas to move up in the draft to get Manziel?

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  • Old Frog

    If you are willing to trade multiple players with the Texans I’d rather have JJ Watt than Manziel.

  • SmartThinking

    All this talk about Dallas moving up to draft Manziel is giving me a stomach ache. If Dallas drafts anyone other than a lineman, it’s a colossal waste of talent and perfectly good draft picks.

  • rat

    This could be the dumbest article EVER WRITTEN! We have ROMO locked up to a huge contract and if you trade up three 1st rounders you want him to be the CAN’T MISS Andrew Luck player AND also have a MASSSIVE OPENING at your QB position. The person who wrote this is the most CLUELESS FAN EVER who has NO CLUE about SALARY CAP, or how the NFL works OR… UGH, done with this AMATUER SITE of fan idiots who write for them!

  • rat

    AH, it says the writer is also a COMEDIC writer, THAT would explain it, this is just a JOKE! Literally and figuratively!

  • Rick Wangen

    Oh hell no! I wouldn’t touch Manziel with a 10 foot pole let alone give up picks for him. The guy is total primadonna. We’ve seen these kinds of guys come out before. Guys with all the talent in the world but totally clueless when it comes to putting the team first. Jeff George, Ryan Leaf, Vince Young, JaMacus Russell etc. These guys had all the talent in the world but they were “me” first kinds of guys and flops in the NFL. You can see this coming a mile away for Manziel!

  • Ronald W. Jones

    Why ask a question….and then answer it?

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  • D Harris

    I would love to see us get Johnny Football. I wouldn’t give up 3 # one’s, but you could do a package deal of draft picks. Let’s face it: Romo is a loser and Johnny is a winner.
    Romo puts up big numbers, but doesn’t lead the team to victories. Johnny has proven he can win against some of the best teams in college. I say make it happen if all possible without giving away the bank. The long term signing of Romo last year appears to be one of the worst contracts in Cowboys history.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Don’t even think about it. This would be awful for the team. Giving up multiple first round picks is a team’s death sentence. You have just gambled all that future talent for one dude. How’s that working out for the Redskins? It isn’t. And sweetening the deal with Miles or DeMarcus? More like giving another team our waste.