Dallas Cowboys' 2014 NFL Draft: Johnny 'Go Bye Bye'

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Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Where am I? What year is this? Pardon my befuddlement, however, I’m sure you can relate. I’ve prayed so long for what I’m seeing that now it’s finally happening and I can hardly contain myself. My cup of excitement runneth over. Clean up on aisle 6.

After another perennial dance with a record of 8-8, most Dallas Cowboys’ fans (including yours truly) prayed for change while preparing for much of the same. Can you blame us? We’ve been lullabied and conditioned to be this way. It’s been nearly two decades of the same old story and I’m only one or two more years from full blown Stockholm Syndrome.

Just as most of us were at the cusp of psychological disaster, and with an impending straw dangling over the back of our camel in the name of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, we were spared tragedy. Not only did Cowboys’ Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones not do what was expected (draft for profit versus future wins), he did exact opposite. Well, “ain’t that a kick in the head”?

The common consensus from most Cowboys’ fans that I spoke with was that drafting quarterback Johnny Manziel was a circus freak show waiting to happen. I agree. For several reasons. Despite Manziel’s politically correct commentary, he wants to start immediately. What’s worse is, the media needs him to start somewhere post-haste. Their ratings and prepackaged marketing plans depend on it.

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