Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the shuttle dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones: Johnny Manziel is ‘the whole package’


Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is an intriguing prospect in the NFL draft. He isn’t the ideal size, but quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have shown that less than ideal sized quarterbacks can have success in the NFL. Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones thinks Manziel is the whole package.

“To me, he’s the whole package,” Jones said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Sunday morning, via the Dallas Morning News. “A lot of people say, ‘Well, you’d like him to be two inches taller’ or this or that, but there’s been a couple guys to win Super Bowls as of late between Russell Wilson and Drew Brees that are his height, if not shorter. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue for Johnny.

“Obviously there’s going to be some things that clubs are going to want to see him clean up in terms of off the field. But these are young men who are maturing every day. I think he’ll mature into a great quarterback in this league.”

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  • SmartThinking

    I gotta be honest: I really can’t tell if all these media quotes by Jones and Jones are a smoke screen or if they’re planning something stupid like trading away most of their draft day seed corn in return for this guy. I get real nervous when I read all these stories about what the brain trust think about a guy who they really don’t need yet. Or, do they?