The Dallas Cowboys are always one of the most interesting teams in the NFL, and things could be taken up a few notches if they are the team that embraces Johnny Football and makes former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
There has been some growing buzz that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is interested in adding Manziel, and the latest comments by Jim Nantz seem to back up those claims.
“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,” Nantz said, via ESPN Cleveland. “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.”
Dallas currently owns the No. 16 overall pick in this year’s draft, so they would likely need to trade up if they wanted to land Manziel.
Considering the willingness to trade during the draft that Jerry Jones has shown in past years, it certainly would not be out of the question to see the Cowboys attempt to make a splash.
There are concerns about Tony Romo’s back and his health as he continues to age, so securing Manziel would give the Cowboys a potential replacement that they could groom over the next two years.
Of course, if Manziel was on the roster, there would be plenty of attention focusing around him and the call for Manziel to start could come sooner rather than later.