The Dallas Cowboys and Johnny Football; Can It Work?

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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel walks on the field after running the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The fans in CowboyNation have been reading during the past week about Johnny Manziel and how Dallas wants the Texas A&M product.  Experts in the football world have been questioning how the Cowboys could use him.  Jim Nantz reported in Sports Illustrated that the Cowboys were “intrigued by the possibility of adding Johnny Manziel to the roster”.

My question would be, what would the Cowboys have to give up if the rumor was true?  Imagine for a moment that the possibility was there.  Dallas would have to possibly give up several draft picks just to get the first pick in the draft from state-rival Houston.  The Texans wouldn’t make it easy considering they would have to see each other in October 5thfor state bragging rights.  I could see the Texans asking for two number one draft picks.  Ours in 2014 and 2015, another second round selection in 2014.  The deal made in the movie, “Draft Day” was a little far-fetched, but that is also Hollywood for you.

Then the question would be, where to put Manziel on the field? He isn’t the type of personality that would quietly sit on the bench awaiting his turn.  With the investment that Jones made in Romo, he (Jones) would surely not allow Romo to sit.  For his rookie season, I could see some option plays put in place along with running the Wild Cat as Manziel could be the quarterback at the receiver position.  Could the Cowboys trade Romo in the trade?  I am sure they could, but then again, Jones is in love with the quarterback he has signed for a 7-year, $119 million dollar contract.

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  • Donnie

    DRAFT HIM!!! If anything he would motivate Romo or be worth a great trade for later!

  • David


  • yes yes yes yes

    If Romo gets hurt all we got is Weeden & Orton!

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I hope I hear a lot more about Johnny Football. I just can’t get enough of all of the talk about the possibility of his becoming a Cowboy. After all, there are only about five to six articles a week about it. A team that needs defensive players drafting a quarterback in the first round really makes a lot of sense. After all, it is more important to increase ticket sales than to develop a winning team.

  • californy

    Manziel will not be successful unless he changes his way. Remember one thing the less a QB does the better he would be . If you want a Good team then the team must win the game. A Good QB has balance in his offense, more run than Passing attempts, and a defensive team that is well rested and help to win games. In the 90 we ran to close out game , in the 2000 era we passed, how has that worked out for us.

    Look at Wilson QB number, the 26th rated QB with a top defense. Look at Paytan Number the top NFL offense who should of been shut out In the SB last year. I take the game manager any day over the Super star QB who tries to do it all.