Johnny Manziel To The Dallas Cowboys? Not So Fast

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Jan 4, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass in the pocket against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. Texas A&M beat Oklahoma 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of hype is centering on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and his draft status. As of late, the most exciting college player in recent memory is competing with South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. What is more absurd is that the rumors of the Dallas Cowboys moving up to get the star quarterback, even if it means passing up on talent on the defensive side. I know it won’t happen, but I am here to squash any hopes that the fan base has for drafting Johnny Football.

Bigger needs than Quarterback:

In case you forgot, the Cowboys have an established franchise quarterback in Tony Romo. Oh and you just gave him a contract extension worth $52 million dollars in guaranteed money. He also had one of his more productive seasons and with a bad back led the Cowboys to a do-or-die game with the Philadelphia Eagles.  I am not ready to give up on Tony Romo yet.  The argument is to draft his replacement, but why waste a first-round pick on a quarterback that won’t play for another two years. I get the theory of drafting best player available, but that only applies if that player helps your team immediately. Johnny Football will not play a snap until Romo retires and Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones has 52 million reasons why he will ensure that happens.

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  • Ricklo

    I Am So Happy For Johnny Manziel Had to Changed His Mind Playing With the Dallas Cowboys But As for tony Romo Will Retire this year

  • SmartThinking

    As much as I hate the thought of it, I wouldn’t put anything past the Cowboys’ owner/GM. Jones is a guy who loves the flashy paint job and never bothers to look under the hood. In a draft year when the team desperately needs new, proven talent on both offensive and defensive lines, all we’re reading about is Jones’ dinners with young, flighty, untested quarterbacks, while his son spouts wrong-headed drivel to anyone with a microphone about finding quality defensive line talent in the later rounds.

    Purely as a fan, I pretty much know what I’d do to fix the multitude of problems plaguing this team, and none of them entertain blowing a first round draft pick on a too-small, too-slow, 5′ 11 3/4″ quarterback who won’t even throw at the Combine. I can’t, for the life of me, understand why the Cowboys’ brain trust, to use the term loosely, can’t see the same things I do. Old age and the bad company I’ve kept have made me pretty smart when it comes to spotting a man’s character flaws but, for the life of me, I can’t figure out Jones’ logic or understand what his end game is with this team. I have a bad feeling about this upcoming Cowboys draft. And Jones’ actions so far haven’t given me one reason to think this next season will turn out any better than the last three.

    • Scott.

      Agree with all you said but it would cost them much more than a first round pick. They would have to give up next years first and multiple other round picks to move up and get him. Trenches Jerry trenches. Def line off line then defense.