The Dallas Cowboys Will Take Johnny Manziel With 16th Pick

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Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) carries the ball for a three yard touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s Johnny!

Get used to hearing that. To seeing it. To believing it.

Make no mistake about this scenario: if Johnny Manziel falls to the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones will select “Johnny Football” with the 16th pick.

Defense. Defense. Defense. That’s the motto for the 2014 campaign. But what’s the mantra for 2015? 2016? 2017?

8-8?

7-9?

9-7?

The Future of Competition

Can the Cowboys compete in a division where clearly, the rest are progressing? Can Dallas compete with the Seattle Seahawks? The San Francisco 49ers? How about the New Orleans Saints?

Jerry Jones thinks the team is a player or two away from competing for trophies. The truth is the Cowboys are a culture away from competing.

As Landry Hat senior writer Brad Austin wrote in his recent piece (read here), landing an 8-8 record again, and again, and again, is an evil curse.

The Dallas Cowboys are in a dire need of a shake up. Of some change. Of a new design. And it will take more than plugging holes in the defense to reach this scope.

The team owes it to themselves to start planning for the future. No quarterback carousel wanted.

Quincy Carter. Not acceptable. Drew Henson. Not acceptable.

You don’t pass on someone like Manziel. You can’t. And Jerry won’t do it.

Not again.

Not another Greg Ellis (DE) over Randy Moss (WR). Not another Roy Williams (FS) over Ed Reed (SS).

No more. No more decent picks over Hall of Fame picks.

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Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones Johnny Football Johnny Manziel Tony Romo

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