Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Looking To Grab Johnny Manziel
The Dallas Cowboys are known to do some… off the wall stuff when it comes to draft day.
Last year, they played it low key after trading up to draft cornerback Morris Claiborne in 2012.
This year, it looks like the team is looking to make a splash once again. By drafting popular quarterback Johnny Manziel .
According to ESPNCleveland, Jim Nantz put it out there that they will stop at nothing to get the Texas A&M standout and 2012 Heisman trophy winner.
“I can say this, he’s going to be the guy everyone wants to see. I’ve heard this rumor for a month — the Cowboys will figure out a way to get Manziel. Wherever Manziel goes, there is going to be more clamoring about Johnny Manziel than there would be about Blake Bortles going No. 1 or (Jadeveon) Clowney going No. 1, or anyone else. This is a guy that there’s just a tremendous interest in everything he does.”
Tony Romo is recovering from back surgery, they signed former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brandon Weeden to back him up. Oh and they still have backup Kyle Orton who has been a no show in camp.
Soooo with all the teams defensive problems why not another quarterback?!
All in all, Manziel is probably going to be a star. If Dallas gets him at the right time, it could be a great move. On the other hand, if they reach for him, it could set the team back another few years….again.
It’s safe to say it is going to be a fun NFL Draft May 8-10.
I’ll see you there!
The Cowboys also signed former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden to a two-year deal last month.
But you never know what Jerry Jones will do despite dismissing rumors about Manziel earlier this year.
“No doubt in my mind [Manziel] is going to be an outstanding NFL football player,” Jones said on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan. “But we have Tony Romo, and Tony Romo is our ticket.”
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones also said that all the Manziel talk is “purely speculation.”
Manziel has met with the Cowboys’ owner this offseason and said playing for “America’s Team” would be a dream come true.
“Growing up a Cowboy fan … I was born at halftime of a Cowboys game,” Manziel told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in February. “That would almost be a folktale in the correct direction.”