Cowboys 2014 Draft: Signs Pointing Towards Johnny Manziel

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Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) with his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

#2. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones indicated on Wednesday that Dallas believes they can fill their biggest need, defensive tackle, in the later rounds of the draft. He also indicated that he personally instructed his scouts to grade for talent over positional need.

Some experts, including a couple unnamed NFL general mangers, called Manziel the most exciting quarterback prospect in the last 10-20 years. In terms of talent, it’s a good bet “Johnny Football” will be atop or near the top of the Cowboys draft board come May.

And Dallas has a recent history of drafting based on the rankings on their draft boards over positional need. They selected San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar last year in the second round despite having Pro Bowl player Jason Witten and promising young James Hanna already on the roster at the same position.

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  • AJ

    Let me say this (and I might be the only one saying it), but I am in favor of them taking manziel if he falls to them. I feel as if he will be a fantastic qb in the NFL. And sitting him until his rookie contract is up and re-signing him would be great. AND if dallas had a 1-2-punch duo of romo and manziel at QB that would be great. Manziel can throw.

    • Scott.

      Sure if he falls to them. I agree take him but that will not happen. He’s been all over the nfl network for the first 30 minutes tonight and will be hyped into a top 10 pick. Now whether he succeeds is another thing

  • D Harris

    Go for it. I would be highly excited to get Johnny Football. Romo is one of the main reasons that the Cowboys are not winners. I hope Jerry pulls one out of the hat and give some hope to Cowboys fans to turn the tide.

    • Scott.

      Yeah that dead ranked last defense in the nfl had nothing to do with it. The year before the defense wasn’t the main problem either. Yes romo has his faults but no even close to the main reason that the cowboys are not winners.

  • tlest

    Drafting Maziel would be the dumbest pick ever. The guy is super overrated and it would be a giant wasted pick. If by some miracle ole’ Johnny football does drop to the Cowboys we should trade back to cleveland or someone stupid enough to give up a ton of picks for him. We especially do not want to trade up for him. That would kill the rest of our draft for not only this year but most likely next year and possibly the year after. Effectively destroying any chance of this team really improving at all in the next 3 years.

  • wrigley

    Absolutely moronic idea. they have more pressing positions to fill.
    You ask why draft Escobar last year. Wittten may be All-World right now but what to do when he retires? What better than to have the replacement on the roster already, training under the best? The Escobar pick, like the Terrance Williams pick, was to replace and upgrade fading veterans. With this draft, Garrett has the young nucleus to make moves for years to come. he has been hampered by poor drafting and personel decisions made prior.

  • Scott.

    Stop it already. Please.