I had to throw in the obligatory Jerry Jones bringing back the in-state college superstar and Texas high school legend situation, and with Tony Romo not getting any younger, the Dallas Cowboys could actually be making a smart decision by bringing in Johnny Manziel.
It would not be a a media ploy either. Everybody knows about the hours of their life they will never get back from the nonstop Manziel to the Cowboys coverage, that amounted to nothing, during last years NFL draft.
While the media angle is obviously there, something Jerry Jones loves to death, the real value of Manziel comes as a player who has incredible potential that they would not have to throw to the fire. Romo was signed to $108 million contract that locks him up until 2019, and even though the 35-year old quarterback has a few years of dominant play left in him, he will almost certainly fall off by the time the contract is up in four years.
Much like the Denver Broncos situation, Manziel to Dallas would be a tremendous opportunity for him to learn from a legend while not facing immense pressure. Dallas could very well be the best place for Manziel to grow into the star that he does have potential to become. It would be a media circus, without a doubt, but given Romo’s recent extension, he would feel little pressure.
It is hard to say where the best place for Johnny Manziel is, but it is easy to tell that it is not in Cleveland, the city where quarterbacks go to die.
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