In the last few weeks leading up to the NFL Draft, which gets underway this Thursday evening, there has been a lot of speculation as to what the Dallas Cowboys will do if Johnny Manziel falls to them at no. 16 in the first round. The two sides have been connected to one another recently, leading some to believe that Manziel could be on his way to Big D.
But as we get toward the 24-hour mark away from the event kicking off, it’s looking less likely that Tony Romo will get himself a little protege in Manziel. On Tuesday night, Jerry Jones refuted the reports by saying that a QB is not a priority in the first round, and now Ian Rapoport just reported on the NFL Network that should Manziel fall that far, the Cowboys may look to get out of the position altogether.
Cowboys would be looking to trade down if Manziel is still on the board at No. 16, per @RapSheet on Total Access Draft Preview.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) May 7, 2014
Depending on the offers Jones and the team would get, this seems like a likely scenario that could play out come that 16th overall pick, but for Manziel, you would think that the Cowboys’ asking price would be very steep.