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2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Dallas Cowboys set to interview Johnny Manziel Friday night

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Could Johnny Manziel be headed to the Dallas Cowboys in this May’s NFL Draft? Well, we are a long ways away still from knowing that answer, but at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday night, Jerry Jones and the team are certainly going to test those waters a bit as they’ve requested to have a sit-down interview with the former Heisman winner from Texas A&M.

Of the entire crop of 335 players, each team gets to choose 60 players they get to interview–which is around the area of 20 percent–and Manziel is indeed one of the choices of the most embattled franchise in the entire National Football League.

While it’s a bit of a stretch to believe that Manziel will still be on the board at number 16 where the Cowboys are picking this year, anything can happen in the draft, including Jones pulling the trigger on a trade to get the most marketable player in this year’s class.

Dallas could be in the market for a quarterback. Although they did just give Tony Romo a huge contract extension, we saw at the end of last season with that sever back injury that kept him out of the final regular season game against the Eagles that long-term health may be a concern.

Topics: 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Dallas Cowboys, Johnny Manziel

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  • Old Frog

    If they trade up for Manziel that would be 100% confirmation that Jerry Jones is more interested in marketing than he is winning and it would be totally unfair to blame his coaches for another bad season….

    • AJ

      I am very much against them trading up to get him. But if he falls to them, PICK HIM UP!!! He will be an excellent player on the cowboys squad. He needs to be groomed. I do not like the idea of him starting for the boys as a rookie. Have him groomed by Romo and Garrett. He will be a great quarterback in that case. And who knows, after his rookie contract, we could still pick him up.

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