Dallas Cowboys Rumors: QB Johnny Manziel a Target at 2014 NFL Draft

By Ross Simon

The rumors have been swirling lately about how high Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones is on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Cowboys are certainly looking to start the line of succession from current quarterback Tony Romo. Romo, who is well known for his Week 17 and playoff collapses, is currently under contract for the next five seasons. But, many in Dallas have grown quite weary of sitting around and waiting for Romo to grow a clutch gene.

So that’s why this deal seems to make perfect sense for Jones and the Cowboys. The rumors have swirled on the internet, fueled by Jim Nantz’ appearance yesterday on 850 AM WKNR Cleveland, that the Cowboys would be willing to trade the No. 16 overall pick, No. 47 overall pick and Dallas’ 2015 first round draft pick for the Cleveland Browns first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the No. 4 overall pick. This deal is, obviously, contingent upon Manziel still being there at No. 4 when it’s the Browns’ turn to pick.

If this deal is to actually go through it is an absolute no-brainer for the Browns, and a major head-scratcher for the Cowboys. For the Browns, when you’re not totally sold on anybody at that pick — and all indications point that way — why not cash in on your asset? If a team is offering you an almost RG3-esque deal, why not? Why the Cowboys would give up two first round picks, and a second round pick to boot, is a bit baffling though. Especially when you consider that Dallas has $108 million tied up in Romo for the next five years, with $55 million of that guaranteed, this deal makes less and less sense for the Cowboys. Although, Jerry is more than known to make a big splash … and this draft day could be the perfect time for him to make sure everybody knows that everything is still bigger in Texas.

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