The Dallas Cowboys and Johnny Football; Can It Work?

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Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to the sideline against the Duke Blue Devils during the second quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The reality is that the Cowboys have stated that the rumors are false.  They are not interested in drafting Manziel but the idea of doing so is intriguing.  I make no apologies but I have been an Aggie fan for many years and loved the possibility of seeing Johnny Football emerge from the entrance way in AT&T Stadium, jumping up and down, getting the fans pumped up, while sporting a Dallas Cowboys uniform.

Jason Garrett’s offense would flourish with Manziel at the helm and with the defensive additions made in the off-season and the change at defensive coordinator, it could possibly get them at the 8-8 slump the team has put its self through the last few years.  Another factor to consider is this: Romo is 34 years old and despite the fact that Jones loves him now, come next season that love will be tested as Romo will be slated to make $17 million dollars in 2015.  The fact that he just came off of back surgery has to make you wonder if drafting the kid from Aggieland isn’t a bad idea.

With all things being equal, Manziel will probably go to the Cleveland Browns and waste away there for a few seasons before his rookie contract expires.  Dallas will continue to draft defensive players to repair a defense that finished last in the NFL and so it should.  Jason Garrett’s coaching staff cannot survive another mediocre season and have the defense not improve.  The Cowboys have a better chance at drafting Jadeveon Clowney, the other possible first round pick, who just so happens to be a defensive player in a spot Dallas could use to improve on.

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