Recently, author Jim Dent wrote a book called Manziel Mania. Yes, mania over a man who still has yet to throw a real NFL pass. Dent claims in his writings that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a draft card filled out and ready to turn in with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s name on it. Yet, before the self made billionaire could get the quarterback he was pining for, his son and Dallas’ executive vice president, Stephen Jones, rode in on a white horse and snatched the card from his aging father’s frail hands.
Ok, so he he didn’t write it exactly like that. But I am also sure the decision not to pick Manziel was far less dramatic. First off, the war room is not in New York where the draft takes place. Why would there be a card for the Joneses to fight over when they do not turn one in themselves? Secondly, with all the cameras and attention on both Dallas and Manziel during the pick, someone would have seen some action on tape long before this book was heard of.
As corny as it all sounded, I am not as bothered by the absurd accusation as I am with the owner’s desire to talk about all things Johnny Football at every opportunity. Rather than issue a wise “no comment” when asked about the story, Jones goes into full detail of how badly he wanted Johnny (who is now a member of the Cleveland Browns).
The ‘Boys, in a sense, are married to current starting quarterback Tony Romo. And in a marriage, it is not too smart to let a wandering eye be known to the world. This is exactly what Jerry is doing and cannot be too pleasing to the current signal caller.
For those of you who don’t care about Tony’s feelings (don’t worry, I’m sure he will sleep soundly still), it is just bad tact by the brash owner. There is no reason to talk about another team’s player. In fact, the league can make it a burden on your wallet to do so. The owner needs to move on and quit discussing Johnny Manziel once and for all. The team was wise to pass on him then, and would be wise to pass on the topic now as well.