Johnny Manziel To The Dallas Cowboys? Not So Fast

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Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Too many question marks with Johnny:

Yes, he was the most explosive college football player in recent memory. Yes, he took a floundering program in Texas A&M and turned it into a title contender in two years. Yes, he was the first freshman to win a Heisman. If I were a general manager, I don’t care one bit about those reasons. Looking at Manziel, he has too many question marks about his ability to play in the NFL. His height, his accuracy, his throwing motions are valid arguments about not drafting this player. I understand for a team starving for a playmaker and a quarterback like the Houston Texans or Jacksonville Jaguars, but not a team like the Dallas Cowboys. Why draft a guy who needs so much more work? I doubt Johnny will hit the floor running and become a top-tier quarterback.  That is too much for a franchise to risk that is just a few pieces away from being a NFC contender.


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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.